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SPCA lowering cat adoption fees this weekend

by jmaloni
Sat, Jul 28th 2012 09:00 am

From the SPCA of Niagara:

To prepare for the cats we will be receiving from the Somerset case, the SPCA has planned a weekend-long promotion to help clear some space for the cats that are in desperate need of our care.

As many of you know, we entered a property on Lake Road in Somerset on Tuesday and found between 50 and 100 cats living in a dilapidated house. All of these cats suffer from upper respiratory infections, emaciation and flea anemia. These cats will need quite a bit of care before they are considered healthy enough to release to barn homes if they are feral or go up for adoption at our facility.

The SPCA is working alongside Feral Cat Focus to lay traps down and begin receiving cats as early as Monday. We have the word out there for volunteers to assist in cleaning, medicating and feeding these animals and for loan or donation of 30-plus wire dog crates.

We do have some developments on this case. The woman who owns the property and is the caretaker of the cats is Beverly Cox. She moved to Tennessee in April and left the cats in the hands of a caretaker. We've been told by authorities that she plans to turn herself in. The SPCA will push for the animals to be signed over to the shelter so that we can move them into homes or release into colonies as soon as possible.

It is imperative that we clear out some of our kennels so that we can provide the necessary level of care that these animals will require. Any exposure you can give will be greatly appreciated.

The event will run Saturday and Sunday. All cat adoption fees are $19.99 and dog adoption fees are $29.99. The animals are fully vetted and spayed or neutered.

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