Nearly 50 fearful, crammed cats in a house glimpse hope for a better life

Members of CARE Animal Rescue and the Animal Control Service of Springfield (USA), will not soon forget the huge rescue on Tuesday April 12, 2022. Nearly 50 felines living with the same person for many years were recovered, cared for and offered for adoption.

On April 13, the channel KY3 dedicated a report to 46 cats crammed into a house located in Springfieldin the State of Missouri. The poor animals, who lived in deplorable living conditions, mobilized the association CARE Animal Rescue and the animal control service.

The rescuers devoted an entire day to this large-scale rescue. As our colleagues from across the Atlantic report, the cluster of felines lived in the middle of rubbish and old items, which have been stored over the years. ” So that was a challenge as they could get behind some smaller spaces that none of us could get to “, said Rob Hardyof CARE Animal Rescue.

The latter added that the animals had been living with the same person for ten years, which is why they were extremely suspicious and fearful of the responders.

Agile and fearful, the cats gave them a hard time. Although the mission was difficult, the teams managed to evacuate the 46 residents with long mustaches after a grueling day. But then another challenge came…

Illustration of the article: Nearly 50 fearful cats crammed into a house see hope for a better life

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An expensive procedure

The animal protection organization has never had to deal with so many animals at the same time.

Volunteers have already rescued 5 or 10 cats, but “ 50 cats is a much larger rescue. And it takes a lot more planning and funding […] to achieve this “, highlighted Rob Hardy.

Within the refuge, the felines were examined by veterinarians and cared for. Sterilizations, FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus) and FeLV (feline leucosis) tests, vaccines, antiparasitics and other treatments have brought huge bills to the association’s office. As the rescue operation cost thousands of dollars, a call for donations was launched on Facebook.

Subsequently, the survivors were placed in foster families and offered for adoption.

Illustration of the article: Nearly 50 fearful cats crammed into a house see hope for a better life

© CARE Animal Rescue/Facebook

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