There's a mystery at the Dumb Friends League.
The League's shelters are stuffed with as many cats and kittens as they usually see during warmer weather - the time of year when days are longer and cats are out and about more.
It's late October, and the so-called "kitten season" (May-August) never stopped at the League.
There are now close to 400 cats and kittens available and another 450 in the League's care, including lost and found.
"We don't know the reasons," said Chris Gallegos, a League spokesman. "We're kind of baffled. We're still seeing cats coming in.
"I reached out to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley and they don't have this problem."
During the last year the League has increased cat placements by 5 percent, Gallegos said. But it's facing a real challenge this fall.
"We are doing all we can to see that they’re placed in homes. This includes waived cat fees for all cats 1 year and older."
All adoptions include a spay/neuter surgery, a microchip ID implant, initial vaccinations and a free visit to a participating veterinarian within the first 15 days of adoption.
"Visit ddfl.org or stop by any of our adoption centers — including select Petco and PetSmart locations — and give a Colorado cat a second chance," Gallegos said.
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