RENO, NV - A homeowner in rural Nevada who lost her husband, and was facing eviction, has surrendered 50 cats and 3 dogs to NHS after she could no longer care for them.
The last of the cats were trapped from under the house by NHS this week and most are now available for adoption.
“The kitties all have great personalities and crave love and attention,” said Kimberly Chandler, Communications Manager for Nevada Humane Society and a member of the NHS rescue team.
“They are very sweet and beautiful too. Most are young and there are orange cats, calicos and torties with beautiful markings.”
The two poodles, Fluffy and Buffy, are now available for adoption. Bunny, the third dog should be available soon. Most of the cats had upper respiratory infections but are responding well to medications and veterinary care. They have all been spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.
“We are very grateful to Pet Network and the SPCA of Northern Nevada who each took several of the cats. We still have 32 cats and 3 dogs here at NHS awaiting homes,” said Bonney Brown, Executive Director for Nevada Humane Society.
“We hope people will consider adopting one of these wonderful animals; they deserve loving homes and will be great companions.” It costs Nevada Humane Society an average of $240 to provide care to each animal that enters the shelter.
To help cover the added expense of taking in these cats, NHS is requesting donations to help pay for additional care, food, and supplies. Donations of canned and dry cat and kitten food are also needed.
If you would like to adopt a cat, please come to visit the cats at the NHS shelter at 2825 Longley Lane, Reno or call 775-856-2000 ext. 302. The shelter is open for adoptions seven days a week, from 11:00 am until 6:30 pm and an hour earlier on Saturdays, at 10:00 am.