Major hoarding case uncovered in the city of Duluth: Crisis situation for local animal sheltersAnimal Allies Humane Society is facing an emergency and is in critical need for cat adopters at their Duluth and Superior shelters.
Animal Allies Humane Society is facing an emergency and is in critical need for cat adopters at their Duluth and Superior shelters.
The City of Duluth Animal Control and the Duluth Police Departments are addressing a major hoarding situation which involves more than 60 cats and kittens, according to a release from the Duluth Police Department and Animal Allies. The police investigation in the matter is on-going at this time. The cats are currently being held at the city of Duluth animal control shelter. Animal Allies medical staff, led by Dr. Mary Wictor, are working with the city to determine the health of the animals.
In order to make room in the shelters for the huge number of cats from this hoarding situation, Animal Allies is offering no-fee cat adoptions for all cats currently in their adoption program in Duluth and Superior. The organization is asking the community to support their efforts by becoming foster families to socialize some of the cats and kittens until they are ready for adoption. Financial support is also needed to provide medical care and treatment to prepare the animals for adoption. Individuals and businesses interesting in helping can call Animal Allies at (218) 722-2110. Animal Allies needs adopters, foster families and financial donations to effectively address this remarkable hoarding situation.
“This is one of the largest hoarding situations that Animal Allies has experienced and will be one of the most difficult challenges we have faced,” states Rick Sailstad, Executive Director of Animal Allies. “We are asking animal lovers and the community at large to help us care and find loving homes for these cats and kittens.”