13 Cats Dumped Outside KHS Overnight

Late Thursday night, 13 cats were abandoned outside the KHS admissions lobby. Four cats were found in milk crates that had been zip-tied together, while nine of them were crammed into a single carrier. Most of the cats are of a healthy weight and are friendly, and one cat was nursing a single kitten. Our veterinary team is monitoring the cats, as we suspect a couple have upper respiratory infections. Given the large number of abandoned cats, we assume they were all owned by one household, and that their owner had not spayed or neutered them, resulting in too many cats being born for the owner to handle. None of the cats were altered or microchipped.

PLEASE – we remind everyone to spay or neuter your cats! Spaying and neutering is the best way to reduce animal overpopulation and ensure that fewer animals are abandoned. The Kentucky Humane Society’s S.N.I.P. Clinic provides affordable spay/neuter surgeries to 10,000 owned animals a year. Our CARE-a-van mobile veterinary clinic provides basic vet care and spay/neuter surgeries in targeted Louisville neighborhoods. Learn more and schedule your cat’s appointment at www.kyhumane.org/snip or www.kyhumane.org/careavan. Another great resource is Alley Cat Advocates: if you are caring for community outside cats, they are a wonderful resource for spaying/neutering and advice.

Animals should never be abandoned like this. Leaving them overnight can put them in danger and is illegal. KHS is already caring for almost 400 cats, so the additional 13 are adding even more stress on our staff and our resources. If you’d like to help, please consider donating. Your support helps us provide proactive resources to reduce pet overpopulation and provide adoption services. Donate via Facebook or at www.kyhumane.org/donate. Thank you!

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