Canon city woman turns in 50+ cats to humane society, half of them deemed “unhealthy”

Canon city woman turns in 50+ cats to humane society, half of them deemed “unhealthy”


new tonight the Humane Society of Fremont County unexpectedly took in more than 50 cats this week all of them from the same owner and the Humane Society says at this point more than half of them are too sick to be adopted out News 5s Lauren got to visit the shelter today she brings us more on this story Laura well some of them were not in great shape especially the kittens although the shelter doesn’t expect to have to put any of them down their medical bills however are pretty steep overnight the Humane Society of Fremont County more than tripled its number of pads and right and this is just one room there’s other rooms that are full of these cats as well they first found out there was a problem through a Facebook post from a woman trying to find a new home for her more than 50 cats the city doesn’t have an ordinance for cats only dogs and cat owners also aren’t required to spay or neuter them she thought she was doing a good thing and caring for the cats they just multiplied so fast that it just got too much for her to handle people came to the owners defense on Facebook saying the cats were healthy but Humane Society staff say they quickly found that wasn’t the case you had upper respiratory in the kids you had upper respiratory in the adults you had some cats with this I like this cat has a problem with his eye you had some cats with their lips they’re actually missing a top lip even though more than half of these cats and kittens are suffering from health issues right now the Humane Society is optimistic they’ll be able to adopt out all of them in the next month they’ve even gone ahead and given them names and capturing the spirit of Canyon City you probably recognize some of them Momo and buckskin Jose to name a few one of the reasons why we were able to save 99% the animals last year was we treat every sick and injured animal that comes in this building cost is never a factor this group of cats will come with a much higher price tag than normal at least $5,000 worth of vaccinations spay and neuter operations and medical treatments the Humane Society says all that matters right now though is that the cats are here at any other time like saying June or July when we were full I don’t quite know what we would have done we would have to do some fancy dancing to make room for these guys coming in now typically an owner pays a $25 surrender fee for a fixed cat and $50 for one that’s not in this case the shelter didn’t get any money for these cats so far they say the community has been very generous and helping donate to these 51 felines but if you’d like to help or just want to learn more information visit our website at koat.com always watching up for you Fremont County Laura Wilson News 5

2 thoughts on “Canon city woman turns in 50+ cats to humane society, half of them deemed “unhealthy”

  1. Why take them from a good home and you take just to put to sleep taking from there home it sad why not help the owner why not work with her and the herpes virus there no cure and it differently to treat. It sad good people trying to help by rescuing but you expect her to work a fucking miracle it bull shit. It just to make money and turn them in to glue and pet food by putting them to sleep and sale them to corporation. Super sad

  2. i got 2 awesome 10 yr old cats from here they were both sick but doing well now.. i can tell they were abused.. one has a sort of ptsd but hes breaking out of it

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