The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says that surrendered pets and strays this year are flooding it's Cape Cod adoption center.
THE MSPCA said Friday that the Barnstable center has seen around 24 percent more animals from January to September compared to the same period last year.
MSPCA-Cape Cod event coordinator Heather Donnelly said of the 950 animals, more than 600 have been adult cats, and about 100 of those are still waiting to be adopted.
She said the center is reducing the adoption fee for those adult cats through October 10 to $75.
Official say they believe the economic downturn is a main reason behind the spike in abandoned pets.
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