The Chautauqua County Humane Society has 46 more cats under its care after a Chautauqua County resident surrendered the cats to the shelter.
The owner admitted to being overwhelmed by having more than 100 cats on the property. The cats were receiving regular basic care. Humane Society officials determined the cats are in good health and are receiving vaccinations, microchips, tests and spay/neuter procedures in preparation for adoption. Humane Society officials are processing as many cats as the organization's space and budget can handle. The agency will continue to work with the resident until the number of cats in the location is more reasonable and manageable.
"CCHS came to the aid of the owner in an effort to be proactive," said Jeff Lubi, Chautauqua County Humane Society executive director. "Many of the cats were not spayed/neutered and would have doubled and tripled in numbers very, very quickly. We responded promptly in order to keep this from turning into something much harder to treat. Large cases such as this consistently put a strain on the shelter's resources and help from the community is always greatly appreciated."
For more information, call 665-2209 or visit www.spcapets.com.