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Cages Already Filled, Philly Animal Shelter Receives Drop-Off of 30 Cats, 4 Dogs

With their cages already so filled that they were holding a free cat and kitten adoption event through Saturday, Philadelphia's Animal Care & Control Team's Shelter received a drop-off yesterday with 30 more cats and four dogs, officials said.

The ACCT shelter's furry temporary residents are in desperate need of homes.

ACCT already started a "Feline Freedom Adoption Frenzy" through Saturday, in which it will waive all adoption fees for cats and kittens.

"An unusual spike in cat intake combined with a slow adoption weekend means space is tight," Carolyn Fitzgerald, ACCT Philly's director of lifesaving, said. "We are committed to finding homes for as many of these cats as possible and are counting on the public to adopt and save a life."

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The ACCT shelter got even more crowded on Thursday, officials said, when someone stopped by to drop of 30 more cats and four dogs.

Up for adoption are a "social and outgoing" year-old orange tabby cat named Jasper who gets along with kids and dogs, and Coraline, an adorable 4-month-old kitten.

ACCT Philly's shelter is located at 111 W. Hunting Park Ave. in Philadelphia. Adopters can meet the animals and go through the adoption screening process there. Click here for more information.

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