The local animal shelter is struggling to find homes ‘“ and space ‘“ for more than three dozen cats whose owner had to give them up.The Barnesville-Lamar County Humane Society has taken 12 of the felines to a low-cost spay neuter clinic, where they will also get rabies shots. Two more have already been adopted, but about 25 more were being brought in Thursday afternoon.The cats are friendly and healthy, but have not been fixed. The Humane Society is offering to take all the cats that are adopted to the low cost clinic in order to make the adoptions more affordable. The society has already taken 30 cats to the clinic this month and hopes to double that number by helping the shelter adopt out all the orphaned cats and kittens. The regular spay and neuter trip to Fort Valley is set for Dec. 30 for those who already own pets that need to be fixed.To adopt a cat ‘“ or one of the several dogs also at the animal shelter ‘“ call the shelter at 770-358-1087 or city hall at 770-358-0181 to contact animal control officer Josh Humphrey via radio to arrange a meeting. Those interested may also call Joyce Farmer of the Humane Society at 770-358-4569 for information.There is also a Vietnamese potbellied pig at the shelter which was picked up on Van Buren Road. Animal control is seeking its owner to pick it up.