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A small orange kitten surveys the world through the wire bars of its crate at the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter. A high kitten population has overflowed the shelter this fall. Tribune photo by Anne Polta

Animal shelter issues plea for help with high kitten census


WILLMAR -- It's raining cats and kittens at the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter.

The shelter issued an appeal to the public this week to help by either adopting a cat or making a financial donation to sponsor a cat.

"We are just so bombarded," said Bobbie Bauman, operations director at the animal shelter. "It's nationwide. A lot of shelters are struggling."

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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