In a recent rescue effort, 117 cats taken from woman’s home, over 30 remain

Posted on December 23, 2009 under Pet Rescue News

The Humane Society found over 150 cats in one woman's homeThe Humane Society recently rescued more than 100 cats from a woman’s home in Madras, Oregon.

What started as a woman’s effort to rescue cats grew amounted in more 150 felines occupying her home. Overwhelmed by the large amount, the woman called the local humane society in hopes they would come take some off her hands, according to

"Every bedroom had cages full of cats – there were some out on the back porch, they were in cupboards – we were finding them everywhere," Karen Szymanski, of the Humane Society of Central Oregon, told the news source.

Because they didn’t have enough space, the organization could only take 117 cats, and planned to come back for the rest in the next couple of weeks when space opens up.

All of the felines are reportedly in good cat health, however, leading the Humane Society to be hopeful that adoptions can begin to take place soon.

If you’re looking for a pet this holiday season, you might want to consider picking a cat from a local animal shelter. The most recent animal shelter statistics show that in 1997, 71 percent of cats that enter animal shelters are euthanized, according to the American Humane Society.ADNFCR-2720-ID-19529424-ADNFCR