CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Animal rescuers are desperate to get mother cats adopted during what they call "kitten season."
HART Animal Rescue volunteers said that many cats give birth during the summer months. Because of that, many shelters and rescues often end up with a lot of kittens and cats.
Volunteers said the kittens are usually adopted very quickly, but the older cats are sometimes left behind.
HART is currently so overloaded with mother cats, they are offering a reduced adoption fee of $50.
"One of the nice things about an adult is that they're already who they are, and you don't have to worry about them changing or having some sort of behavioral issue," Meghan Dameron, a foster with HART, said.
HART is looking for homes for several cats right now, including one named Hope. Hope gave birth to five kittens, but only one survived, so she adopted six other babies that were motherless.