FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - There's a large number of kittens at Fort Wayne Animal control and Care that are looking for a home.
Spring and summer are a time when the shelter sees an increase in the kitten population.
Holly Pasquinelli with Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control says this is a problem for everybody.
"Pet overpopulation is a community problem," Pasquinelli said. "We encourage everybody to spay and neuter their pets. these animals here, this kittens are cats that aren't spayed or neutered."
Pasquinelli says it's too hard to keep track of how many kittens there are.
Saying many are in foster homes and waiting to grow a little before they can be adopted.
Pasquinelli says despite having the large number of kittens, they will still take animals in if they are found.
"Even if we are full, our kennels are full, we still take that animal in," Pasquinelli said. "So we try our hardest to put every animal into our adoption program and sometimes that's just not possible if we don't have absolutely any room."
Animal Care and Control has a Pick Your Price option for cats.
You can get a cat for a minimum of ten dollars or donate a higher amount.
Pasquinelli says they hope people truly consider bringing home a new friend.
"Adoption is really the best option," Pasquinelli said. "I know that probably everyone has probably heard that before but these animals are in need of a home. You know we don't have these animals to make a profit. These animals came to us because they didn't have anyone to care for them. So it's really important that people adopt. Again when they adopt one of these animals they open up another spot for another animal to move in to our adoption program."
You can contact Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control if you find an animal that needs a home or if you're interested in adopting a new friend.