Home Cat shelter Cats removed from the house, could be 80 in total

Cats removed from the house, could be 80 in total

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The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is looking to house dozens of cats after more than 50 cats were recently returned to a single outbreak in Southeast Wisconsin.

WHS said it has already received 55 cats and expects 25 more cats to come from the same household in the coming days – a total of perhaps 80 animals.

“Animal hoarding is a serious problem,” said Angela Speed, WHS vice president of communications. “We see quite a few situations like this every year.”

Speed ​​said the 55 cats were brought in over the past week after authorities discovered the animals, enlisting help from the WHS Ozaukee campus. She could not divulge details of where the hoarding situation was discovered, or the conditions inside the home, but said many cats are in need of medical attention and are seriously under -socialized.

“Most of them are a bit younger, we’ve seen kittens, but some of them are up to 8.9 years old,” Speed ​​said.

Cats collected in a single house, 55 have already surrendered and more are expected. (Courtesy: Wisconsin Humane Society)

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Ways to help

While some cats are already available for adoption, many will need additional care before they are ready for their own homes.

“This comes at a time when we are at the peak of the cat and kitten season,” said Speed.

And it has already been a busy summer. Speed ​​said WHS has received more than 400 felines in the past few weeks. Now, with the latter case, they are looking for community members to foster or adopt.

“If you’ve thought about it, this is your sign! We have over 100 cats available for adoption right now and each adoption frees up space for the next pet in need,” said Speed.

Here is what you can do:

  1. Foster: WHS is the heart of cat season – over 400 felines have come to WHS in the past two weeks alone. The additional space provided by foster homes allows WHS to help in large-scale cases like this: wihumane.org/foster.
  2. Donate: If you can help with a donation of any size for food, medical, and animal supplies, contributions can be made using the online donation button: bit.ly/55CatsDonate.
  3. Adopt: If you’re considering a new family member, let it be the sign, says WHS.

The available chats can be viewed at wihumane.org/adopt.