Regina Humane Society seizes 79 cats from property

The Regina Humane Society (RHS) says they are now caring for 79 cats and kittens after they were seized from a local residence by animal protection officers after concerns came out about a possible animal hoarding case.

In a news release, the Humane Society says the animals were found living among garbage, feces and urine and without proper access to food and water.

“Our first priority was to provide emergent care such as food and water and treating any animals in immediate distress, followed by a general health assessment of each animal”, said Dr. Katherine Ball, RHS Director of Veterinary Care in a news release. “Happily, many of these cats and kittens are now available for adoption into new, loving homes, allowing them to put their terrible past behind them.”

Details relating to any charges under the Animal Protection Act of Saskatchewan will not be released as the case is still under investigation.

The humane society hopes lowered adoption fees will help find the cats their forever homes.

The Regina Humane Society is now asking families to open their hearts and homes to one of these cats or kittens.

For now, RHS isn’t looking for foster families since they are aiming to find homes for the felines as soon as possible.

To help find new homes for the animals, the Humane Society says they are waving all adult cat adoption fees, while kittens four months and younger can be adopted for $50.

A $20 City of Regina license fee will apply for adoptions to Regina residents.

Adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, tattoo, microchip, complimentary veterinary exam and 30 days Petplan pet insurance.

The offer will also be available at RHS Satellite Adoption Centres at Petland, Petsmart, Pat’s Pets, Pet Valu and Pet Depot.

The Humane Society adds the sudden and massive intake of cats has put a significant strain on resources and finances.

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