Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Durham Region shelter overrun with cats

Cats, kittens — and more cats.
The Humane Society of Durham Region’s shelter is overflowing with felines. There are 112 cats and kittens available for adoption.
“Being the first of the month, we had a lot of landlords contact us with people moving out and abandoning animals, and we received more than we can accommodate,” said Ruby Richards, manager of the shelter on Tauton Rd. in Oshawa.
“Our shelter is just too small to deal with the high numbers — and more coming in every day,” she added. “We only have room for 65 normally and we don’t have enough cages to put them all in, so 25 cats are free just roaming around the warehouse we’re located in.”
Richards said due to a shelter fire in 2008, the humane society’s shelter has been temporarily housed in a warehouse until financing is in place to move to a permanent location.
“We’re asking for help from the public to find homes for these animals,” Richards said.
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*Taken from the Toronto Sun

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