UPDATE: Cats from Duluth hoarding case arrive at sheltersThe more than 60 cats recovered in a City of Duluth hoarding situation are starting to arrive at Animal Allies.
The more than 60 cats recovered in a City of Duluth hoarding situation are starting to arrive at Animal Allies.
Beginning Thursday, a number of the cats will be available for viewing and adoption at Animal Allies Duluth shelter located on Airport Road. More will be available once the organization’s medical team has finished their work.
Animal Allies’ Duluth and Superior shelters are waving the adoption fee for all cats 6 months and older in order make room for the animals found in the hoarding case. The no-fee cat adoption includes micro-chipping and registration, veterinary exam, age-appropriate vaccinations, spaying/neutering, fecal and feline leukemia/FIV testing.
“Our shelters are at full capacity for providing care for the cats and dogs currently in our adoption program,” said Sarah Ojard, Adoption Manager at Animal Allies. “The addition of another 60 plus cats from this hoarding situation is a big test of our ability to find loving homes for all of the healthy animals. We encourage the community to visit both our Duluth and Superior shelters to see the wonderful collection of cats and dogs available for adoption.”
Individuals, families and businesses interested in helping with the hoarding case are being asked to consider adopting a cat or contributing financially to Animal Allies to assist with medical treatment and care of the cats.
A number of the cats coming from the hoarding situation may be eligible for Animal Allies’ Barn Cat Adoption Program, an environmentally safe solution to mouse, mole and barn vermin problems.
Animal Allies is open to the public from noon-to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The Duluth and Superior shelters will be closing at 4 p.m. Saturday in preparation of its annual Fur Ball dinner and auction.
For more information about helping call Animal Allies call (218) 722-2110, or visit animalallies.net.