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Kitty Kottage reaches capacity

Roughly 114 cats in need of home
Published: Jul. 28, 2020 at 5:24 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - “The supply of kittens in the Wiregrass area far exceeds the demand,” said Glenda Dennis, owner of Kitty Kottage.

Kitty Kottage is at capacity with roughly 114 cats. They cannot accept any more rescues for the time being.

“A lot of people like kittens but are not responsible in getting them fixed when the time comes,” Dennis said.

It has been a balancing act, with more people at home there has been a high adoption interest, but there are also a lot more kittens being found.

“Kitten season started here when COVID hit back around the first of March,” Dennis said. “That has affected us drastically because we have not been able to have a lot of people come through and look for kittens. We must schedule by appointment and that’s cut down on the number of adoptions that we normally have this time of year and the supply continues to come in.”

Dennis said they are facing the same challenge they face every year, but it’s been even more difficult with the virus.

“It’s the number of cats that we can house in this building,” Dennis said. “We are limited by our physical facilities. COVID has made that more difficult because we have not been able to bring people into the building to adopt the cats.”

Once kittens are taken in, they get adjust to the new setting before being transitioned to a good home.

“Not all of the kittens are here, these are the kittens ready for adoption a lot of kittens are out in foster care,” Dennis said.

Caitlin Melia, adoption coordinator, said the process has changed due the current pandemic.

“We’re having anyone interested in adopting send us an email and we will email them back an adoption application,” Melia said. “Once we get the adoption application back in we got over it and we give the adopters a call and we schedule an appointment.”

To ensure safety:

“One adoption appointment every couple of hours that way we have time to clean and when our doctors come in we do a temp check and we also have them wear masks to keep everybody safe,” Melia said.

If you decide to adopt a cat from Kitty Kottage and it does not work out, they will always take it back. To schedule an appointment to adopt a cat call (334)797-4521.

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