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Near 70 cats removed from 'deplorable conditions' at a residence in Green Bay

Posted: 1:00 PM, Oct 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-10 09:27:10-04

GREEN BAY (WGBA) - The Green Bay Police Department requested the Wisconsin Humane Society remove cats from deplorable conditions at a residence in Green Bay Tuesday.

Feces and urine permeated nearly every surface of the home, according to the Humane Society.

What was originally reported to be 20-30 cats, turned out to be 65 in a single household on Tuesday. The Humane Society team was able to successfully remove them and even caught four more Wednesday, bringing the total to 69 with one other possible cat still roaming the property. The cats are currently settling in at the Green Bay Campus.

The cats are not yet ready for adoption as they need to be seen by veterinary staff to be treated for any ailments. Most are young adults and appear to be Siamese mixes. With their arrival, WHS is now caring for more than 1,000 cats across our campuses and we could use community support now more than ever.

The Wisconsin Humane Society is asking for donations to help offset the expenses incurred by this rescue.

They're also asking for those considering adoption to look at the more than 200 cats and kittens currently available for adoption to help make room for the newest arrivals. Through October 31, they're offering 50 percent off all kitten adoption fees and name-your-own adoption fee for all cats older than one year of age. For more on adopting, click HERE .

Those not in a position to adopt but want to help are being asked to consider a short-term commitment as a dog or cat foster parent.

If you believe someone is struggling with animal hoarding, the humane society says it's important to reach out for help. It’s a serious mental health problem that can quickly spiral out of control, affecting not only the animals, but the owners, their families and the community. Call local law enforcement, animal welfare organization, health department or mental health agency for supportive resources.