Cats, similar to the ones who were rescued from a home in West Virginia after being abandoned.
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Abandoned Cats Rescued From Unhygienic West Virginia Home

Several cats abandoned in a home in West Virginia have been rescued, reports The Journal. Earlier this week, Berkeley County Humane Society (BCHS) received a call from Berkeley County Animal Control, requesting for assistance in rescuing the felines. As per BCHS, the animals have been in the house for several weeks.

Abandoned cats were found starving

According to BCHS Manager Brandi Bowers, the cats were “starving” and “super skinny.” She said, “We literally opened up a can of food and plopped it down, and they all came running.”

Continuing, she shared, “We just started picking them up one at a time and putting them into carriers.” Bowers added that she’d initially got a call from The Cat’s Voice since Berkeley County Animal Control does not deal with cats. “We partnered with them, and the four of us went over to the house (Wednesday) and went through the trenches and saved the cats.”

She further spoke at length about the challenges involved in the rescue effort. “Usually, it’s like, somebody moved out,” she shared. “And there is a cat stuck in the rafters, because we really don’t go out and pick up animals.”

She said the organization usually doesn’t take on such rescue efforts due to lack of space. However, “last week, we had a lot of cat adoptions, so we were fortunate that we had space to do this.” She also said the cats were living in unhygienic conditions amidst garbage.

According to her, the felines were of different ages and all of them had ear mites. “We have about eight of them that we have in the quarantine room we’re going to treat for upper respiratory,” she added.

Bowers later put up a social media post, following which several people made donations. She also shared that the organization has decided to host an adopt-a-thon. Adding, “We are going to be offering reduced adoption fees.”

“Dogs are going to be $100, (and) the cats will be $40,” she continued. “That’s down from $175 and $65, and that’s still going to include everything — spay, neuter, microchip, vaccines — the whole nine yards.”

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