PORTLAND -- Multnomah County Animal Services is getting creative in its effort to get cats and kittens adopted during what is commonly their busiest season.

The shelter is allowing people to name their price for the adoption fee, to help find homes for the cats flooding the shelter right now. Just as the special suggests, adopters can name the adoption fee of any cat in the Cattery.

The offer will run until the cat population returns to manageable levels at the shelter, explained Ann Potter, the shelter s senior program specialist.

Typically, from mid-July through early autumn, the shelter often gets up to 30 cats a day. The shelter is currently at about 105 percent of capacity, caring for 125 cats and kittens.

All but a few of our cages are full, said Ann Potter, the shelter s senior program specialist. Our foster homes for cats are filled and the multi-cat colony rooms in the shelter are so full that there are even rolling cages with more cats in the center of the room.

The shelter is located at 1700 W. Columbia River Hwy. in Troutdale. Adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, a rabies vaccination, a first set of shots, a health exam, a microchip and a license.

For more information about pet adoptions, click here.

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