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Dakin cats find new homes

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

Black Friday is considered the biggest shopping day of the year, but dozens of people waited in line at one location - not for a TV or clothing - but for Dakin Humane Society's $5 felines.

"The line is out the door around the parking lot and all the way out to Dale Street, which is really incredible," said Candy Lash, manager of marketing and communications at Dakin.

Pet lovers had lined up outside the shelter on Union Street because on Friday, cats six months and older got to go to a loving home for just $5.

Dakin is filled with adult cats looking for stable homes.

Shelter operators said that from the looks of the interest, most of the furry friends probably have new homes.

"It's so heartwarming as well to know that pretty much every cat we have here today is going to be going home," Lash said.

People looking to adopt were excited to welcome additions into their families.

"We have a kitten that needs a friend and for $5 I figured that was a good price to find her a friend," said Jessica Squire of Easthampton, CT.

The cats were equally as excited to be mingling with pet lovers and to be finally going home.

"These cats are going to be going into loving homes for the holiday season, which is a really wonderful thing, too," Lash said.

Dakin employees said that all of these adoptions Friday made room for them to take in about 20 more cats that were affected by Superstorm Sandy.

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