50 Shades of Grey Cats at BARCS

| March 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Baltimore, MD– Over the past four days BARCS has taken in over 50 cats from one hoarding situation with at least 12 more coming in today from this residence. The cats range from 4 weeks to 11 years, in every color, shape and size imaginable, and the kitties are extremely sweet. Unfortunately two of the cats at this residence tested positive for FeLV and one cat tested positive for FIV. All of the other cats have tested negative but due to exposure they will need to be quarantined for 2 months and retested, at which point they will be confirmed absolutely negative or there is a chance the cat could retest positive at this time. For more information about FeLV and FIV please visit this site-http://www.winnfelinehealth.org/health/felv-fiv.html

BARCS simply does not have the space to quarantine this many cats for 2 months, we already do not have space from public surrendering animals, plus Animal Control picking them up resulting in 30-35 animals brought in every day to BARCS, in addition to the cats from this residence. All of these cats are URGENTLY in need of rescue or adoption, they *cannot* be fostered through BARCS. The adoption fee for the cats is waived to compensate for the cost of re-testing them in 2 months. The cats will be altered and up-to-date on vaccines for adopters. Most of the cats are on medication for upper respiratory infections and/or eye infections; their medication will be sent home with them. In order to adopt one of these cats, there cannot be any other cats in the household due to the contagious nature of FeLV.

If you cannot take one of these cats due to the exposure please consider adopting another one of our wonderful shelter cats through rescue, adoption, or foster that did not come in from this house so that we have more room for others—we have over 100 other cats from which to choose. If you would like to contribute to the care of the over 900 animals that are currently in our shelter and foster homes visithttp://baltimoreanimalshelter.org/donate

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Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. (BARCS) is a non-profit organization created in July 2005. BARCS takes in homeless and unwanted animals in Baltimore City as part of its mission to provide sanctuary for all animals and to promote a more humane community.
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