Free Cat Giveaway At Nebraska Humane Society

The Nebraska Humane Society is urging people to adopt cats this weekend.

And they're giving them away free.

Theresa Lytle is looking for a cat for her husband's office.

"They say they have an over surplus of them and why not give a cat a home?" she said. "There's a lot of people in the office and they would all enjoy the cat."

So she came to the Humane Society looking for the "right" cat.

'We have one now that is a stripy cat and its in to everything so in an office situation probably not a good idea," she said. "Because when they come back in the morning there would probably be stuff everywhere. so we think like an older cat."

The Humane Society is overflowing with cats -- nearly 90 cats in all.

This Friday and Saturday...they're adoptable, free of charge.

The cats are spayed or neutered, implanted with micro chips and healthy.

"These guys are ready to go all they need is a good home," Pam Weise of the Nebraska Humane Society said.

She said the shelter is feeling the pinch of the growing cat population.

'There is no leash law for cats," she said. "So people allow their cats to run and often times haven't spayed or neutered them. It doesn't matter if kitty want to go outside if they're spayed or neutered...they don't create population issues."

"When your cat has a litter of kittens, often times you end up bringing them to the shelter instead of getting them adopted out on your own so we have this compounding problem of cats creating more cats," Weise said.

Many of those cats end up at the Humane Society.

To help find the right cat, a color-coded system matching pet with owner is in place.

The coding system matches up the personality of the cat with the owner.

"It's a great way to begin narrowing down who might work for you an what you are looking for in a cat," Weise said.

Hopefully, providing a permanent match for pet and owner.

Theresa Lytle sees the cat giveaway a little differently.

"It's free love actually because they do love you," she said. "You can't beat that right?"

The Nebraska Humane Society is opening a spay and neuter center next year that will hopefully address the local feral cat problem.

Other programs call for capturing feral cats and getting them "fixed".

The hope is that it will make a dent in the problem over the long haul.

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