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Burlington Animal Services seeks homes for kittens

Burlington Animal Services is coping with an overabundance of kittens by offering them for adoption $10 through Saturday, Nov. 21. The kittens are less than a year old.

The shelter also plans a Home for the Holidays special Nov. 21–Dec. 31, when adoption fees for dogs and cats will be $25.

Adoptions include spaying/neutering, basic shots, a one-year rabies vaccination, heartworm testing and 30 days free pet insurance. Make an appointment to visit pets at For more information, call 336-578-0343 or visit View BAS’ adoptable pets at

Shelter animals had 96 percent “positive outcomes” for October, BAS reported Monday, Nov. 16. Some 484 animals (349 cats and 135 dogs) departed BAS in October:

• 80 percent (298 cats and 88 dogs) were adopted;

• 7 percent (32 dogs and three cats) were returned to their owners;

• 9 percent (32 cats and 10 dogs) were transferred to rescues;

• 3 percent (three dogs) were euthanized; and

• 2 percent (10 cats) died of natural causes.

Reasons for the eight shelter euthanasias were six medical and two behavioral.

BAS took in 504 animals. Of those:

• 417 (326 cats and 91 dogs) were strays;

• 60 (33 dogs and 27 cats) were turned in by their owners;

• One (a dog) was turned in to be euthanized;

• Eight (all dogs) were returned adoptions; and

• 18 (16 dogs and two cats) were confiscated.

The animals came from:

• Alamance County: 50 percent;

• Burlington: 36 percent;

• Graham: 6 percent;

• Mebane: 4 percent;

• Swepsonville: 2 percent;

• Out of county: 2 percent; and

• Green Level: 1 percent.