Cat adoptions and turn-ins temporarily suspended

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The Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center has temporarily suspended cat adoptions and turn-ins due to capacity limitations and an outbreak of upper respiratory infections among the felines.

On Tuesday, the Animal Care Center announced that cat adoptions were suspended while staff provided medical care to the felines experiencing the respiratory infections. With adoptions suspended, the “kitty room” quickly reached its full capacity, necessitating the temporary suspension of accepting new turn-ins.

“Unfortunately, we are unable to take additional felines at this time,” says Arleen Garcia, supervisor at the Animal Care Center. “With the infection outbreak earlier this week, we needed to suspend adoptions while we provided medical care to the cats. We reached our capacity quickly.”

If your cat needs immediate rehoming, the Animal Care Center is asking owners to find other options.  Also, staff urges people not to trap stray cats. In Arizona, cats are “free roaming” and are permitted to wander.