Animal Allies seeks cat loversAnimal Allies Humane Society is appealing to cat lovers to adopt one of the 35 cats the organization took in from cat hoarding situations in Duluth Township and Two Harbors this week.
Animal Allies Humane Society is appealing to cat lovers to adopt one of the 35 cats the organization took in from cat hoarding situations in Duluth Township and Two Harbors this week. Though raised in overcrowded conditions, the cats are in excellent condition and ready for a loving home.
“Thankfully, these beautiful cats escaped a bad situation in remarkably good shape,” said Jim Filby Williams, Executive Director for Animal Allies. “These kitties deserve to find a good home as quickly as possible; they have suffered enough.”
To encourage adoption of the cats, Animal Allies will waive the normal $90 adoption fee through Friday, March 26. In lieu of fees, the organization is asking adopters and the community to make a donation to cover animal care costs. All of the cats have been spayed and neutered, vaccinated, tested for parasites, and microchipped. Staff and volunteers have been working overtime to examine, treat, and care for the rescued felines.
“They are settling in nicely,” said Dr. Mary Wictor, Shelter Veterinarian for Animal Allies. “I can only imagine how nice it must be to have so much peace and comfort after what they have been through.”
Because of the overcrowded conditions, about a third of the cats at Animal Allies are fearful of people at this point. Wictor says that these cats will require extra patience, but are expected to acclimate to normal household living.
Forty-one other cats, including some in poor condition, were taken by the Animal Humane Society humane investigation team to a shelter in the Twin Cities where the cats will be evaluated.