Cat Shelter Packed With Kittens - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Cat Shelter Packed With Kittens

Published August 21, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
Photos by
Kattholt Facebook Page

Kattholt cat shelter is tightly packed with lots of kittens in need of a home, reports

As this is the most romantic time of year for cats, it is the busiest time of year for Kattholt cat shelter, known in English as the Friends of Cats Society of Iceland.

“About 500 cats have been brought to Kattholt this year,” said Kattholt employee Halldóra Snorradóttir. “These are lost and homeless cats and the number of cats coming in never goes down… When cats come to us, we first try to track down their owner and if that doesn’t work we try to find them a new home. About one third of lost cats get back to their owner, in those cases they are well marked or the owner has already been in touch because they’ve lost their cat. Then another third are rehomed, and unfortunately we have to put down the last third, because there just aren’t enough homes.”

Halldóra went on to say that a lack of spaying and neutering continues to be a problem in Iceland.

To see the cats and kittens in need of a home, check out Kattholt’s adoption page.

If you have recently lost your cat you can check out Kattholt’s newly arrived cats page or popular Reykjavík Facebook Page, Kattavaktin (Cat Watch) where Reykjavík cat owners post pictures of lost or found cats.

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