Shelter needs donations, fosters after rescuing cats from hoarding situation

Published: Apr. 8, 2022 at 5:21 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 8, 2022 at 5:58 PM EDT
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CLERMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) - An animal shelter in Clermont County is in need of help after rescuing more than a dozen sick cats from a hoarding situation.

The operations manager at League for Animal Welfare said the medical expenses will be near $9,000, plus they are struggling with limited space.

“An elderly couple that had about 30 to 35 cats in the home. The elderly couple had some health issues and the could no longer take care of them,” Rhonda Kidd said.

Kidd, the operations manager said they rescued 15 of the cats and the Highland County Shelter took in the rest.

Ten of the cats tested positive for feline leukemia and many are struggling with other health issues.

“All of them have stomatitis, which is infections in their mouth, and they are all going to likely need full mouth extractions. Ten out of the 15 are FIV positive. Which there are only two shelters in the area that will take FIV cats,” Kidd said.

She said they have reached capacity as they approach kitten season. As well as monetary donations, she said they need more adoptions and fosters.

“For Clermont County it’s kind of a double edge sword. Last year, the county stopped taking in cats, so we at the league last year are trying to help the community with that. We more than doubled our cat intake last year and we are well on our way doing it this year,” Kidd said.

The cats will be available for adoption soon.

If you are interested in adopting or fostering, give the League for Animal Welfare a call at 513-735-22-99.

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