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An appealing pair of kittens are among the many felines waiting at the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter for someone to adopt them. The shelter is trying a variety of strategies to increase the public’s interest in cat adoptions. Tribune photo by Anne Polta

Shelter’s ‘Year of the Cat’ aims to boost cat adoptions

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WILLMAR — It’s the Year of the Cat this year at Hawk Creek Animal Shelter and staff are redoubling their efforts to increase cat adoptions.


From reducing adoption fees to displaying the kittens front and center, different strategies are being tried in hopes of encouraging the public to choose a shelter cat as their new best friend.

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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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