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Heather, a cat available for adoption at the North Utah Valley Animal Shelter in Lindon, is shown Thursday, July 14, 2022.

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One of many kittens available for adoption at the North Utah Valley Animal Shelter in Lindon on Thursday, July 14, 2022.

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Claudia Greco, a cat available for adoption at the North Utah Valley Animal Shelter in Lindon, eats kibble Thursday, July 14, 2022.

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Heather, a cat available for adoption at the North Utah Valley Animal Shelter in Lindon, is shown Thursday, July 14, 2022.

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Two of the many kittens available for adoption are playing at the North Utah Valley Animal Shelter in Lindon on Thursday, July 14, 2022.

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Those looking for a new furry friend are in luck, the North Utah Valley Animal Shelter has waived all cat adoption fees for the month of July.

NUVAS is responsible for housing stray animals between Orem and Saratoga Springs. With such a large service area, the refuge can quickly become overwhelmed, especially during the summer months.

“Right now, we’re just overwhelmed with cats,” said Jamie Golding, deputy director of NUVAS. “More kittens are born in the summer, so we have a ton of them coming.”

The shelter currently houses 159 cats and kittens, 100 of which are available for adoption. The 59 cats not currently up for adoption will likely become available if they are unclaimed and pass the shelter’s temperament test.

According to Golding, NUVAS has not had to euthanize animals due to lack of space for years. However, it is a possibility if more animals continue to enter than are adopted.

“We’re thinking about doing the free cats for the month of July, hopefully that will help get cats into homes and so on,” she said.

With inflation rising 9.1% nationwide last month, many have felt the pain of the rising cost of goods and services. Golding hopes that by waiving cat adoption fees this month, those who may not have been able to cover adoption costs before will be able to afford new pets.

“We also know the economy is not the best right now and people want a pet,” she said. “So we thought we’d do free cats to help someone who might want a pet.”

Lauren Monson came to NUVAS to adopt a cat after seeing a post online about the adoption fee being waived. Monson said she would rather adopt a cat from the shelter, than a pet store, because NUVAS cats are up to date on their vaccinations and with a voucher for spay services.

“It’s really nice knowing I have a reliable place to come back to,” Monson said.

For those who can’t adopt, but still want to support NUVAS, the shelter accepts monetary and food donations — and is in particular need of wet cat food.

“They can help us spread the word,” Golding said. “Tell your friends, family and neighbors who are out there to grab a chat so we can get these guys out of here.”

To see animals currently available for adoption, people can visit https://northutahvalleyanimalshelter.org/adoptable-pets/.



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