The Saskatoon SPCA says its shelter is filling up fast and people should call before they give up their pets.

The shelter now has more cats than it can handle, the Saskatoon SPCA said Thursday.

"We are looking to encourage people to look after their pets for as long as they can if they are looking to surrender" said Cathy Brin of the Saskatoon SPCA.

"In the meantime, we can provide people with food (and) litter if it’s a matter of not being able to afford taking care of that pet. We will do as much as we can for them to hold onto that pet until we have the space."

The Saskatoon SPCA is running an adoption drive for cats. The shelter is waiving adoption fees for the adoption of cats aged six months or older. That includes spay or neutering, vaccinations and microchipping.