The Scituate Animal Shelter stepped up its efforts this week to find homes for select cats by waiving adoption fees for them through Oct. 15th.

The promotion was made possible by local supporters, Scituate residents Tom Poppey and Elissa Flynn-Poppey, who made a large donation to enable the shelter to forego the adoption fees that the charity typically relies upon.

Some of the cats featured in the promotion are friendly and sweet, but simply suffer from conditions such as FIV or hyperthyroid. Others are just downright cranky.

“We believe all cats deserve love. Even the really obnoxious ones,” said Maryann Regan, executive director of SAS.

She added that staff and volunteers genuinely love each and every one of the so-called difficult cats and are dedicated to finding special owners for them all. Those interested in more information on any of the 11 cats featured are encouraged to visit or stop by during the Shelter’s open hours, from 2:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekends.

For more information, email or call 617-510-5677.