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KittyPalooza breaks records, melts hearts

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 by Nora Ankrum

Last weekend’s KittyPalooza oversaw a record-breaking number of cat and kitten adoptions at the Austin Animal Center. In its eighth year, the event – like any Austin festival worth its salt – lasted through the weekend with temperatures approaching 100 degrees. These conditions didn’t deter die-hard fans, who were apparently content that in lieu of waving lighters, there would be waiving of adoption fees. Adoptive parents showed up prepared with KittyPalooza Backstage Passes to expedite the adoption process, and according to an announcement from the city of Austin, 196 animals went home with new families.

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