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BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Coastal Humane Society in Brunswick is overwhelmed with cats.

While the end of summer is usually a busy time for shelters to take in kittens, this is an extreme circumstance.

100 cats, from day-old kittens to 3 1/2 years old, were surrendered by a man who was taking care of them all in his single-wide mobile home.

There are so many coming into the already full shelter, that CHS has had to crate more than 40 of them in their administrative offices.

Thanks to help from area animal hospitals, and shelters from other parts of the state, CHS has been able to get all of the animals medical treatment for fleas and parasites, but until the cats find homes, each one will cost the shelter about $500.

Executive Director, Karen Stimpson, says it's the perfect reminder of why spaying and neutering pets is so important. She says while it used to be expensive, there are now so many places that will help keep the cost of neutering low, just ask your local shelter.

To help find these cats a new home, Coastal Humane Society is holding what they call "catapalooza" next weekend from 11-4pm. Adoption fees will be waived for most of the cats, but they're always looking for donations. For more information, on the cats or catapalooza, click here.

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