As winter arrives so does an increased interest in pet adoption.

"Right now we're at 22 cats (and) almost all of the kittens that we have have been adopted," stated Kelcy Travis of the Drumheller and District Humane Society. "We have three older kittens right now and we have a couple that just came in."

It's not only cats that are being adopted quickly, Travis says several dogs are also finding homes.

"I'm running out of dogs, so that's a really good thing," she exclaimed. "I have a whole bunch of people wanting dogs and most of them have been spoken for either by the foster family or by an adopter."

Travis says pet surrenders are normally higher during summer months, however adoptions seem to increase as fall and winter approach. A total of 22 adoptions have occurred in November alone; 17 of them have been cats and kittens.

The Humane Society will be hosting a hearty stew dinner and silent auction fundraiser on Sunday, November 27 at the Badlands Community Facility from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.. Tickets are $12 for non members and $10 for members at the door.

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