"Pick Your Price" for Cats at GI Humane Society


      If you're looking for a kitten for your family, a local shelter says forget "free" cats on Craigslist and instead "pick your price" for a pet that's ready to move into a forever home.

      Laurie Dethloff with the Central Nebraska Humane Society in Grand Island says cats are overpopulated, so for the next few weeks, they're asking folks to name their own price to adopt a cat or kitten.

      She said, "We're just overloaded and they need homes and just keeps them healthier and so we're excited about the opportunity to get more of these cuties homes."

      The sale on cats and kittens continues until the middle of the month.

      Dethloff said it's a better deal that the so-called "free cats" you may find elsewhere.

      "Craigslist ads provide free animals, but when you come here and name your price, you are getting a spay or neuter, rabies vaccine, it's current on shots, and a free vet visit," she said.

      Cats may be overpopulated, but at the same time, adoptions at the shelter are up, even running ahead of last year's record pace.