LAST CATS TAKEN FROM LOCAL HOARDER; FINAL COUNT IS 136 CATS RESCUED
First Group of Rescued Cats Available for Adoption at BHS Beginning May 2
(Chico, CA) – Today the last group of cats residing with a local hoarder has been taken into custody by Butte Humane Society (BHS.) Forty more cats were found to be hiding throughout the residence, bringing the total number of rescued cats to 136. More than 60 cats are currently being housed at BHS.
BHS will be the primary adoption agency for the rescued cats, and the first cats are being spayed and neutered today (May 1) and will be available for adoption on May 2. The BHS Cat Adoption Center is open 12-6pm every day, and is located at 587 Country Drive in Chico. Photos of available cats will also be added to the adoption listings at www.buttehumane.org.
Since BHS does not have the space to take in all 136 cats at once, other agencies and foster homes are temporarily housing many of the cats and will transfer them to BHS when space becomes available. Adopters are needed quickly so that more rescued cats can be spayed or neutered and become available for adoption. If you are not able or interested in adopting a cat yourself, you can still assist BHS by encouraging adoption to your friends, family, coworkers, etc.
Despite the crowded conditions in their previous home, the cats show no visible signs of neglect and are healthy and friendly. The ages range from young kittens to young adults, and many are “polydactyl” having extra toes on each paw. A few cats are less socialized and would be happiest as “barn cats” to keep down rodent populations on the adopter’s property.
Because of the limited space at BHS and the other agencies involved, foster homes for the rescued cats are also greatly needed. Foster volunteers will care for one or more cats in their own home until space becomes available at the BHS Cat Adoption Center or are matched with an adopter. To find out more about becoming a foster volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Butte Humane Society is an independent nonprofit organization located in Chico, CA and is completely funded by community donations. Since BHS is absorbing most of the costs of preparing these cats for adoption, including evaluation, medical care, vaccinations and spay & neuter, donations are greatly needed. You may donate online securely at buttehumane.org/donate, or via phone at (530) 343-7917 x135, or via cash or check at the BHS Administrative Office at 2580 Fair St., Chico, CA 95928.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dustin Alexander
Telephone: 530.343.7917 x135
Address: 2580 Fair St, Chico, CA 95928