The summer season is flooding local animal shelters with cats and kittens, causing more problems for staff and volunteers.
Georgette Thomas with One of A Kind Pet Rescue in Akron said "kitty season" has arrived which means more furry animals are roaming outside in the summer weather.
"Animals that are not spayed or neutered are getting caught and they are getting pregnant," said Thomas. "The numbers increase dramatically in the spring and it goes clear through the summer."
Thomas said they can hold around 225 cats in their facility, but the numbers this summer are much higher.
"Our census is up over 350 cats. We have some in another facility as well as we have some outside in foster care," said Thomas.
Expenses begin to add up as more animals join the shelter, causing a financial strain, according to Thomas. The shelter spends around $300-$500 to take care of medical costs for each animal.
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