It’s not kitten season yet, but it several hoarding cases recently that have resulted in an unexpected number of cat admissions. Thirty percent (30%) of the cats available for adoption in the MCAS Cattery are previous victims of a hoarding situation.
MCAS Officer Cherry has been working diligently the past few weeks to remove cats from a situation she calls “the worst I’ve ever seen in my 25 –year career (as an Officer).”
The first attempts at rescuing the cats resulted in more than 20 being trapped by MCAS and OHS. Due to the high volumes of trash and feces, cats easily hid from officers and many remained after the initial trapping. Luckily for the cats, Officer Cherry continued to monitor the house and, between the initial and follow-up visits, has trapped 19 cats , bringing them to safety at MCAS.
As you might expect, all cats received a thorough health exam--including vaccines, flea treatment, de-worming and testing for FIV/FeLV. Some remain in foster homes or in our Isolation Ward at MCAS, but the first set is READY FOR ADOPTION!
Do you have room in your heart to soothe the soul of one of these cats? The good news is that many of these cats are more social than expected and, clearly, all have lived with other cats. If you are the kind of person who enjoys watching a flower unfold, please contact us. These cats are waiting to blossom for you.