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CAT ADOPTION APPEAL DRAWS GOOD RESPONSE

Western New Yorkers likely saved the lives of more than two dozen cats last week.

But plenty more furry felines are still looking for homes, according to Erie County SPCA officials.

On Oct. 13, a car crashed into the cat wing at the SPCA on Ensminger Road in the Town of Tonawanda, causing a wall to collapse and leaving the agency scrambling to find alternative homes for the animals.

The agency is temporarily housing the cats in about a dozen cages in the puppy room. Others are placed at off-site locations, and area residents adopted 45 cats through last Friday, according to Gina Browning, SPCA spokeswoman.

"The community has really stepped up to the plate. We were really pushing cat adoptions, and they came through," Browning said. "We have to keep pushing adoptions."

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