SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Shelters around San Diego County are overrun with cats, so three area animal welfare organizations announced a special promotion Friday to find homes for them.
An increase in stray cats is common during the summer, according to the San Diego County Humane Society. Its website shows 160 cats and kittens available for adoption.
The society is teaming up with the county Department of Animal Services and Rancho Coastal Humane Society for the "Pick Your Purr-fect Price" promotion, in which pet adopters can name their adoption fee.
The normal adoption fee for cats at the Humane Society in San Diego is $50. The cost for kittens is $100.
"It's critical that we get these cats out of shelters and into homes, where they belong," said Dr. Gary Weitzman, president and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society. "Pet overpopulation is a significant issue nationwide and cats are the most severely affected by this."
Cats -- along with dogs and other pets -- are available for adoption at:
-- The San Diego Humane Society, Central Campus, 5500 Gaines St. in San Diego;
-- The San Diego Humane Society, North Campus, 572 Airport Road in Oceanside;
-- county Animal Shelter, 5480 Gaines St. in San Diego;
-- county Animal Shelter, 5821 Sweetwater Road in Bonita;
-- county Animal Shelter, 2481 Palomar Airport Road in Carlsbad; and
-- Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 389 Requeza St. in Encinitas.
The "Pick Your Purr-fect Price" promotion is set to last until the end of this month.
A 16-year-old boy was allegedly drunk when he crashed his car into a stopped vehicle, pinning a motorist between two bumpers, police said Sunday.
San Diego and other areas of Southern California may get significant rain this week, according to the National Weather Service.
Two people were killed in head-on crash, as the driver of a stolen car sped away from deputies and veered into oncoming traffic near Pauma Valley Sunday.
A man was shot and killed by police at an officer- involved shooting in Escondido, a sheriff's lieutenant said Sunday.
A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.
A large plume of smoke filled the sky in Miramar on Saturday morning after a concrete supply building went up in flames.
SANDAG began removing call boxes along urban highways throughout the San Diego region this month and will continue to do so through June, reflecting a decrease in call volume due to the increase in cell phone ownership.
Authorities today announced that police have arrested a suspect in connection with Friday's sexual assault on the campus of San Diego Mesa College. The name of the suspect was not immediately released.
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.