If you don't mind the barking and can tolerate an adorable face staring at you then this just may be the weekend to visit the SPCA shelter in Winchester.
It's offering a one-day, free adoption deal for the shelter's 150 cats and kittens and 24 dogs.
"Normally it's $95 if they've been spayed or neutered already," says Paul Frappollo, SPCA Board president.
"We've been fighting a surge in the animal population, strays etc., for the last several months," Frappollo explains. "And we thought we had a handle on it then we had another influx of animals and a lot of them were kittens."
He says one of the reasons they have so many kittens right now is because of the warm weather we had last winter.
"The conditions have been perfect for the cats to go through multiple litters," Frappollo says, "when normally they would only have one or two litters in a season. So instead of that they're having three and four and it's just been overwhelming."
The goal, of course, is to keep from having to euthanize any of the animals.