Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter is an open door shelter that never turns away a pet in need. Even if that means taking in 47 cats and kittens at the start of kitten season.
The shelter recently rescued 47 cats and kittens from a hoarding situation. They received a tip that roughly 50 cats were living in poor conditions in a small RV. The owner surrendered all the felines and the shelter is now looking for loving forever homes.
“These cats did not get the resources they needed in their previous home. We are looking for patient, caring adopters to give these kitties a great second chance at life. Adopters will need to be patient in socialization as these cats did not get a lot of that in their previous home,” wrote the shelter.
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Alder, Dogwood, Oak, Lilac, Sage, and Manzanita are just a few of the cats looking for a second chance. A video posted by the shelter shows the playful kitties wrestling and exploring their new surroundings.
“Keep an eye out for more kitties that will be becoming available for adoption from this same situation,” posted the shelter.
Due to the influx in cats, the shelter decided to run a special for the month of May. Any cat over 4 months of age will be available for $50, which includes spay/neuter, microchip (including registration), age-appropriate
vaccinations, routine treatment for fleas/worms, and a free pet wellness exam with a local participating veterinarian.
As a bonus, each adopted cat will go home in a new Sherpa pet carrier.
Anyone interested in adopting can view available cats on the shelter’s website. There are no holds on pets and it is first come, first served.
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