Animal shelter needs help after receiving 33 cats from hoarding situation

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CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Clark County Animal Shelter is desperate for your help.

More than 30 cats were brought to the shelter on Tuesday.

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The shelter director says the cats were being hoarded at a home by an unofficial foster based rescue center that was trying to care for them.

Someone raised concerns and the rescue center’s staff brought the cats into the shelter voluntarily.

The director says about half of the cats were healthy enough to be put up for adoption right away. The other half need minor treatments before they’re ready.



“Right now, we’re just trying to do what’s best for the animals,” said Andreanna Wills, Director.

The shelter only has room for 30 cats and before the big drop off there were about 25 cats. The shelter director says they are over capacity and need help.

“It’s put us in a bind. It’s strained resources and we have kitties everywhere right now,” said Wills.

The shelter is pleading to the community that if they want to adopt, now is the perfect time.

The shelter also needs donations including cat litter and Purina cat food.

The shelter will stay open two hours longer on Friday for anyone who wants to adopt or has donations.