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Time running out to give pets a home for the holidays

Shelter supervisor Catherine Conlan speaks about the cats available for adoption at Centre County PAWS. Adoption fees are waived for all cats and kittens through Wednesday.
Shelter supervisor Catherine Conlan speaks about the cats available for adoption at Centre County PAWS. Adoption fees are waived for all cats and kittens through Wednesday. psheehan@centredaily.com

It’s not uncommon for kids who want their first, or maybe even second or third pet, to ask for one around the holidays.

If that’s what you’re looking for, time is running out to get one at a local shelter.

Wednesday is the last day for families to adopt pets from Centre County PAWS before the holidays. And there is some good news — all of the cats, no matter their age, are free for families offering a good home.

A woman, who wishes to not be identified, is paying for all kitten and cat adoptions through Wednesday, according to PAWS Director of Development and Marketing Chris Faust.

If a family or single person doesn’t want a pet permanently, they could take one in temporarily.

The shelter is looking for foster homes for all of its cats and dogs for the last 10 days of the month. It would give volunteers a short break and also enable the cats and dogs to experience a home environment during the holidays.

“It’s a great chance for them to really learn how to be pets,” Faust said.

Those interested in fostering should go to centrecountypaws.org, select “ways to support PAWS” and choose “become a foster” to learn how to apply.

Shawn Annarelli: 814-235-3928, @Shawn_Annarelli

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