What occurred at a Texas shelter July 31 has to be one of the worst nightmares imaginable when more than 60 cats and kittens were turned in as strays by one person. BARC Houston reported the dire situation Friday on Facebook after a Houston resident turned in 49 adult cats and 13 kittens.
“This might be a record. A resident just dropped off 49 adult cats and 13 kittens. If you’re looking for a new kitty, now is the time! These kitties came in as stray so they won’t be available for adoption for three more days. We need to make room for these kitties though, so we need plenty of adopters now!”
The shelter was fortunate in that the 62 felines arrived on the eve of their grand opening adoption event August 1 where all cats and dogs were reduced to $20. The event enabled the public to help out BARC while at the same time adding a beautiful new pet to the family. As for the new arrivals, the BARC
As for the new arrivals, the BARC Facebook page will keep the public informed of supplies they may need to care for the surplus of extra mouths to feed. Announcements concerning adoption will be made once the stray hold is up.
Social media is buzzing over whether these cats are indeed strays or are owner surrenders. Was this a hoarding situation, or did a family member who had a lot of cats die and the family gathered all of the cats up and brought them to the shelter? The cats are said to be getting along well in their tight quarters pictured here on their arrival. The cats are strays who are familiar with each other, or else fights would be breaking out among them. A feral colony would be in a panic under these conditions.
The cats are said to be getting along well in their tight quarters pictured here on their arrival. The cats are strays who are familiar with each other, or else fights would be breaking out among them. A feral colony would be in a panic under these conditions.
Regardless of the circumstances of their arrival at BARC, a wide net of social media sharing is being put into place so these cats can find new homes as quickly as possible. BARC has an excellent fostering program, as well as an educational program that teaches the community about the benefits of spay/neuter.
More information about BARC, including how to donate, can be found here on their website.