Animal Allies needs cat lovers to provide homes after hoarding incidents – Superior Telegram

Two recent animal hoarding situations have filled Animal Allies Humane Society to capacity with cats and kittens.

In order to maintain the goal of zero euthanasia of healthy pets in the Twin Ports, immediate cat and kitten adopters are needed.

“Summer is a challenging time for us as stray and abandoned cats and kittens arrive at our Duluth and Superior shelters in greater numbers than at other times of the year,” said Dr. Mary Wictor, Shelter Veterinarian for Animal Allies. “Currently, we are beyond our ideal capacity with the addition of two sets of cats and kittens rescued from local hoarding situations.”

Standard cat adoption fees, which can range from $25-$75 at Animal Allies, rarely, if ever, cover the costs to prepare an animal for adoption. But, thanks to generous financial support from maurices, Animal Allies Humane Society is able to reduce all feline adoption fees (including kittens) to just $5 through August 31st.

“We are grateful for maurices support as we work to expand the Campaign for Zero to include both cities of Duluth and Superior,” said Rick Sailstad, Executive Director at Animal Allies. “Because of their generosity, we hope to quickly increase adoptions and stay on track for the Twin Ports Campaign for Zero.”

Staff and volunteers are working hard to examine, treat, and care for the rescued cats, which will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, tested for parasites, and micro-chipped prior to adoption.

“These cats and kittens need loving families who will help them adjust to a normal living situation,” said John William Gustafson, director of development and communications at Animal Allies. “I invite you to visit our adoption centers, take a tour, and see the many cats, kittens, and dogs available for adoption. You might just find love at first sight.”

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