A team of staff members from the Dutchess County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DCSPCA) Humane Law Enforcement rescued 67 cats from an “animal cruelty situation” in an East Fishkill home Monday, according to a press release from the non-for-profit organization.
The unidentified owner, who relinquished ownership to the SPCA, will appear before East Fishkill court for a probation violation from previous animal cruelty charges.
DCSPCA Director Wayne Mabey estimates the costs associated with providing the rescued cats food and critical medical care will exceed $20,000. Each cat will be individually evaluated to determine placement needs, but the SPCA is seeking donations to help replenish the vaccines, canned food, and other supplies “depleted by the arrival of 67 additional cats.”
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If you would like to assist with the costs, you can visit the DCSPCA website or send donations by mail to 636 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park, NY 12538. Attached should be a note stating “medical care for cats.” Donations, like Purina Cat Chow or other canned cat foods, can also be dropped off at the adoption center during normal business hours.
“Cases like these are never easy,” says Mabey, “but the cats will now receive the medical care and TLC that they deserve.”