Someone left 14 plastic tubs with cats inside them in the cold rain outside a shelter
Someone dumped 14 plastic tubs containing a multitude of cats, some of which were pregnant, outside a popular feline sanctuary in Central California early Thursday morning.
Workers arrived to the Cat House on the Kings, in Parlier, Calif., and found the tubs carefully placed at the far end of their parking lot.
“Just to leave them in the cold and rain is not OK,” Beth Caffrey, a spokesperson for the cat sanctuary, said.
Someone drilled holes in the bins and put the cats inside, which were lined with beds and blankets. They then sealed them shut with zip lock ties to keep the cats locked inside.
Workers found three male cats and 11 female cats, three of which were pregnant and one who had recently given birth to two kittens. The kittens were only a few days old.
“Abandoning animals is a crime… but people often choose to dump cats instead of getting help with low cost spay/neuter options. We’re now facing a lot of unplanned expenses to provide medical care, food, vaccinations and shelter for these dumped kitties,” Cat House on the Kings shared on Facebook.
The Cat House on the Kings would have offered low-cost or free options for spaying and neutering the cats if that was an issue.
“This is a huge financial burden for us,” Caffrey said.
That being said, the Cat House on the Kings has never turned away a cat in need. They currently care for 800+ cats and kittens, and they have been working tirelessly to welcome these 14 additional cats, including 2 kittens, and get them the proper care that they need.
“According to Assistant Shelter Director Tammy Barker, the kitties are a bit scared and shell-shocked, but they all seem healthy and are doing fine. In no time, they will come out of their shells and their future is hopeful,” Love Meow reports.
Even though these cats came to the sanctuary in disturbing fashion, these cats are going to be taken care of no matter what.
The Cat House on the Kings needs all the help they can get. Here is a link to their donation page.
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