Larimer Humane Society Rescues 20 Cats From Wyoming Hoarding Case
Fort Collins, Colorado (August 29, 2010) – On Sunday, August 29, 2010, Larimer Humane Society will receive 20 new cats from the Humane Society of the United States as part of an overall effort to save the lives of over 150 cats that were rescued from deplorable living conditions at a Powell, Wyoming residence on August 26.
The sheriff’s department in Park County, Wyoming, called upon the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to assist in the animal cruelty investigation and help rescue the animals from the home. HSUS immediately contacted various shelters within Colorado, including Larimer Humane Society, the Humane Society of Boulder Valley and the Dumb Friends League in Denver to ask for their support in finding loving, new homes for the felines.
A total of 90 cats will make their way to Denver following thorough veterinary checks and treatment for immediate medical concerns, as deemed necessary. Staff from Larimer Humane Society will pick up 20 of the cats and bring them to Fort Collins.
“We are pleased to support the Park County Sheriff’s Department and the HSUS in this rescue effort, ” said Judy Calhoun, executive director for Larimer Humane Society. “Thankfully, we have a tremendous staff and a dedicated team of veterinary and foster care volunteers in place who are committed to helping us in this life‐saving effort. ”
Following comprehensive medical and behavioral evaluations, all treatable cats from the Wyoming rescue will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated and micro‐chipped to ensure they’re ready for adoption. The cats are expected to be made available for adoption the week of September 6, 2010.
Select here for video of rescue operation