OHS employee Daniel with rescued cat
Sept. 1, 2010: More than 30 cats rescued from the home of a Gresham resident will be available for adoption Thursday, Sept. 2 at the Oregon Humane Society.
Rescuers from OHS saved 34 cats from the feces-ridden home of a cat hoarder on August 26, and returned to recover another five cats caught in humane traps (see rescue video here)
“These cats were living under some of the worst conditions imaginable,” said Dr. Kris Otteman, OHS Director of Shelter Medicine. “It’s our goal now to find healthy, happy homes for all of them.”
Cats available for adoption Thursday include Dale and Truman two male cats who are friendly to people and other cats. OHS successfully treated Dale, Truman and the other cats for severe flea infestations.
Although a few cats are still under medical care, nearly all of the 39 rescued cats will be available for adoption starting at 10:00 Thursday, Sept. 2. Although sometimes shy at first, the cats quickly warm up to people and should make wonderful companions.
OHS rescued the cats after responding to a complaint from the public. The owner voluntarily relinquished ownership of the animals to OHS. Gresham authorities quickly declared the duplex apartment unfit for human habitation.
OHS is now gathering evidence needed to bring neglect charges against the former owner of the cats. Rescuers also found the bodies of six dead bodies in and near the house.
OHS efforts to help animals who are neglected or abused are supported entirely by private donations and receive no tax dollars. Please support our efforts by making an online donation to the Oregon Humane Society.
Dale and Truman, two cats from the rescue