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I just visited a local animal shelter on Saturday and they are overflowing with kittens! If anyone can help or become a foster parent, please consider. The following article was in a suburban Chicago newspaper and they are lowering their adoption fee to help clear out some of them. I'm going back this week to adopt one.

Shelter ready to adopt out kittens, cats
Posted July 28, 2003
or the rest of the month, Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin is offering kittens for adoption for $50.

This is the time of year when the shelter is overflowing with kittens and cats.

"We're completely full and new kittens are coming in every day. Right now, there's simply no room," said Alma Gonzalez, shelter supervisor and foster care coordinator.

"Even if a person is not ready to adopt a kitten just yet, maybe they would consider becoming a foster parent. We have many kittens that could benefit from foster care until they can come back to the shelter for adoption. This will also open up room in the shelter for incoming kittens and cats."

The adoption fee includes spaying or neutering, vaccinations, feline leukemia test, microchip, deworming and a carrying case.

"We hope the reduced adoption fee will encourage people to come in and provide a new home to a new, cuddly kitten in desperate need of one," said Deanna Davies, executive director.

The shelter is open from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For details, call (847) 697-2880. Those interested in foster care can call (847) 697-2880, ext. 28. Information also is available at www.