Free, discounted pets to relieve overcrowded Delaware County SPCA

    The Delaware County SPCA is having a rainy day special. Due to overcrowding at the shelter, the SPCA is giving away cats six months and older and discounting dog adoption prices by 50 percent.

    Qualified owners have until Sunday, the Delco Times reports, to adopt a pet and help the shelter avoid euthanizing its extra animals. Before resorting to euthanization, the facility will sort cats by litters and double up the dogs in cages, but the shelter is hoping the adoption incentives will help find permanent homes for the crowded pets.

    Stray cats are more common than dogs, so there are usually about 200 of them, compared with just 60 dogs, at the shelter. The Delco SPCA tries to push its intake to 300 before it begins euthanizing, but is severely overcrowded these days.

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