For More Information, Please Contact:
Lynn Rasys, Phone # 941.366.2404
CAT DEPOT RESCUES CATS FROM CHARLOTTE COUNTY
58 cats removed from home in hoarding-type situation
Sarasota, Fla. – (January 27, 2015) – Charlotte County Animal Control removed 58 cats from a hoarding-type situation in a home in Charlotte County, including many that were sick or infected, on January 16, 2015. The felines were taken to the Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County, with 44 cats transferred to Cat Depot in Sarasota. After intake and testing, Cat Depot kept 13 of the worse cases, and the rest were distributed to other animal organizations: St. Francis Animal Rescue, Sarasota Humane, Honor Rescue, Sarasota Animal Services and Suncoast Humane.
“Most of the cats have upper-respiratory infection, conjunctivitis, or ear and skin infections,” said Lynn Rasys, Director of Communications, Cat Depot. “One had a bulging eye, and several others need possible eye removal. And, it appears that none of the cats had been spayed or neutered. The cats will be available for adoption in about one month after intense medical care and surgery.”
Cat Depot is in great need of donations to help with the unexpected medical costs and surgeries. Donations can be made at www.catdepot.org.
Cat Depot, a nonprofit, 501(c)3 no-kill, free-roaming facility, is recognized for its progressive design and commitment to helping homeless, abandoned and injured animals. Cat Depot’s mission is to save lives, find loving homes, and provide the resources and education to improve the destiny of homeless cats.
Cat Depot supports more than 130 cats and kittens on any given day. Shop in our Cat Depot Supply and Gift Store specializing in brand name cat food, litter, calming products, supplies and unique gifts. Open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Handicap accessible. Cat Depot is located at 2542 17th Street, Sarasota, Fla. 34234. For more information, go to www.catdepot.org, or call 941.366.2404. Like us on www.Facebook.com/CatDepot.