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Shelter Needs Your Help Adopting 60 Seized Cats

(Published Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016)

A Dayville animal shelter needs your help adopting the dozens of cats animal control officers recently seized from a home. There are so many cats, there isn’t enough room in their shelter.

They said 43 cats were brought to the Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments in Dayville about two weeks ago and another 20 will be coming in soon.

Animal control officers said most of the cats are fairly healthy, but had to be rescued after a Sterling resident’s home went into foreclosure. The owner could no longer keep the cats.

“These were beloved pets of his all came in with names and most of them are very, very friendly,” said Rita Peabody with Animal Control

While volunteers are trying to make them feel at home here at the Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments, there's very little space to fit so many of them.

“So up here, we can basically hold ten to 12 cats. As you can see, all the cages are spoken for. They’ve all housed a kitty so the 60 cats were much more than we can usually hold," said Peabody.

The shelter has even had to convert this dog kennel into a cat kennel due to a lack of space using make-shift buckets and blankets to fit all the cats.

"Macaroni is a sweet girl, she is 8-years-old and she's an older girl and she's just so affectionate," said Melissa Frink.

The shelter also has a special Valentine's promotion. For every cat adopted, its new owner will get a box of chocolates.

The cost is $50 to adopt a cat. The shelter will do a background check on the owner.

More than 53,000 pets were adopted through the 2016 Clear the Shelters campaign, a nationwide push to place deserving animals in forever homes. Join the conversation on social media using #ClearTheShelters.

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