Animal Shelter in Gardena Urges People to Adopt Kittens

A woman turned to social media on Friday to ask people to help and rescue over a dozen cats that were dropped off at a shelter in Gardena.

"This is ridiculous," said Lorraine Beauchamp in a Facebook post. "This shelter needs all the help it can get."

Carson Animal Shelter received 36 cats and kittens in less than an hour. The cats were delivered in boxes taped shut with holes in them.

Summer is normally overwhelmed with kittens, and shelters share information with each other so that those that have room can take more in, and fewer have to be euthanized.

This shelter in Gardena, with the help of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), is covering spay and neuter costs, so adoption is only $20.

You can help by adopting an animal or fostering one by applying online at the Los Angeles Animal Shelter website or visit one. NBC4 will once again run its Clear The Shelters program by providing free adoptions later this month.

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly indicated there was no adoption fee. The article has been updated to reflect that the adoption fee has been reduced to only $20.

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