Shelter Overrun with Cats

The Central New York SPCA needs homes for more than 100 rescued felines.

Posted: March 09, 2007, 5 a.m. EST

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The Central New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has been overwhelmed since October 2006 when 180 cats — many with health problems — were rescued from a home.

To help alleviate the high influx of rescued cats, the cost to adopt a cat is $20 during the month of March. All the animals have been spayed or neutered, microchipped and have had their shots.

In addition to homes for the cats, the SPCA also says it needs bedding, litter, cat food and monetary donations.

It costs about $10 a day to care for each cat, according to the shelter. So at one point, the SPCA was spending $3,000 to $4,000 every day on care alone, it says.

Click here for information or call the Syracuse, N.Y.-based shelter at (315) 454-4479. 

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DONNA    KENOSHA, WI

3/12/2007 7:14:30 AM

I HOPE THE PEOPLE IN N.Y. STEP UP TO ADOPT ALL OF THESE CATS. $20 IS A STEAL FOR A CAT WITH SHOTS, MICROCHIPPING AND SPAY/NEUTER. ALSO, KITTEN SEASON IS COMMING, AND IT'S LIKELY IF THEY'RE A KILL SHELTER THAT SOME OF THESE CATS WILL BE EUTHANISED TO MAKE ROOM FOR MORE. I HOPE THE LADY THAT WAS HOARDING THEM GETS SOME HELP TOO.

Karen    Moss Beach, CA

3/11/2007 12:29:32 PM

It's wonderful that you have rescued these cats. Please work to find them homes.

Bobi    Springfield, IL

3/9/2007 2:14:58 PM

Are there Foster homes where these sweet cats can go until they find a home? Keep up the great work!

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