Unlikely Pair Gives 28 Kittens New Homes

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COLUMBIA - A concert venue and an animal shelter teamed up Sunday afternoon to give 28 kittens new homes.

The Blue Note in downtown Columbia hosted the Central Missouri Humane Society's "Famous Fosters" event Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Staff member Jennifer Romsburg said the event is aimed to find homes for kittens during "kitten season," when they have an abundance of cats at the shelter.

"We only have limited space (at the shelter) so the more foster homes we have the more we can save," Romsburg said.

She said the kittens start to breed in the spring, so the shelter starts to fill up in the summer.

The society brought 52 kittens from the shelter to Sunday's event. Romsburg said the shelter has around 150 at the shelter right now that need homes.

At the event, the organization cut the prices of adoptions. All of the cats were spayed or neutered, mircochipped and ready to take home right away.

Last year was the first time the organization put on the event, and all the kittens at the event found homes. This year 28 were adopted.