CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – The Saratoga County Animal Shelter's cat annex is holding extended hours Friday as they pack up to move out on Saturday to make room for tenants who wish to rent the space.
The annex, currently located at the Clifton Park Center, had 42 cats to adopt out at the beginning of the week. As of Friday morning that number is down to 12 cats and one bunny as volunteers attempt to find forever homes for the animals. They hope to have the remaining animals adopted out, but if it that doesn't happen, the pets will go into foster homes until they figure out the next steps.
"The most important thing right now is to find them homes- forever loving homes that is the most important thing. We are going to use every last minute to find these guys homes," said volunteer Diane Snay.
The mall's general manager says they will soon be renting the space to a new tenant. The annex has been using the space at no cost for four years, but must be out of the space by August 10th.
In a previous interview, Animal Shelter Director Dan Butler said there were no hard feelings with the move. He said it's understandable the mall would want to collect rent on the space, which is a popular retail destination.
The annex will have extended hours Friday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and will reopen Saturday at 10 a.m.
Check out Vine videos of a few of the cats posted below the comments section on this page.