Prince Frederick, MD — A record 2,765 cats and kittens found homes during the month of July in Maryland during the The Maryland 2,000 Saving Lives Across Maryland month-long feline adoption event.

Fifty-one lucky cats and kittens were adopted from the Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter in Prince Frederick. Statewide, that’s up from the 2018 count of 2,590 cats adopted.

The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter was one of 20 animal shelters in Maryland to waive adoption fees for felines to help find homes for at least 2,000 cats and kittens in July. The normal adoption fee for a cat is $40.

“We see a greater influx of cats and kittens in animal shelters this time of year,” said Calvert County Director of Public Safety Jackie Vaughan. “Finding homes for these animals is critical as it enables us to take in others who need our help.”

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