Monday, November 30, 2009

Hundreds Of Hendry Cats Need Help

Homes For Cats Wanted In LaBelle

LABELLE, FL. -- The City of LaBelle Animal Control department has taken custody of hundreds of cats rescued from the closed cat rescue shelter on State Road 80 east of LaBelle.

According to the latest news release from the city and the University of Florida who has been helping the city in this emergency situation, 525 cats are needing adoption quickly At this time there are approximately 200 healthy friendly cats, 150healthy feral cats, and 175 sick cats in need of placement. 

Here's what you can do:

Rescue / adoption groups: transfer cats to your agency
Original guardians: reclaim your cats
Private individuals: adopt and provide new forever homes for cats

With this number of animals, there is great need.  The rescue agencies hope you'll find a way to join the effort on behalf of these cats.  There are many very friendly felines that crave attention; some cats are declawed, they say. 

These cats find themselves looking for something to be thankful for this holiday – please submit your transfer request or adoption/reclaim application.

Return your completed form to: Fax: 863-675-0037

If you have questions, contact the City of LaBelle Animal Control at 863-675-3381. Also Diane Sheppard at LaBelle's Animal Rescue ( a no-kill shelter) has many cats available for adoption at her LaBelle location at 703 North Bridge Street. Phone 863-612-0228.

1 comment:

  1. This is not the first run in with animal cruelty investigation:

    That was back in 2004.

    So here we are again-same thing:

    Video here: