LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) —
The Kentucky Humane Society had its largest adoption year on record with about 6,902 animal adoptions in 2019.
The Humane Society said it was the first year that cat adoptions outnumbered dogs. In total, 3,424 cats found new homes compared to 3,398 dogs.
Adoption officials said cat adoptions have been increasing over the last few years.
Humane Society spokeswoman Andrea Blair said cats are popular with seniors, busy families, renters and people who travel for work.
Blair said 1,583 cat adoptions took place at Purrfect Day Café, which opened in August 2018. The cafe serves coffee, snacks and cocktails while patrons interact with adoptable kittens and cats.
Total adoptions were up 816 from 2018.