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More than 60 cats removed from homes


Savannah-Chatham Animal Control is investigating two separate cases where 61 cats have been brought into their facility within the past few days.

Sixteen cats that were found climbing in windows and attempting to escape were rescued from a home in the 500 block of West 48th Street on Wednesday after neighbors called police.

"People had moved out and just left these cats in a closed up home. The best that we can tell, the air conditioning had not been running and neighboring residents reported there hadn't been anybody there in about a week," Savannah-Chatham Animal Control officer Christina Sutherin said.

Neighbors said they can't believe the conditions the cats were left in.

"That is insane. That is just like leaving a child in a hot car. I think it is ridiculous because they could have called or done something or left food," Miss Deloach said.

In fact, this isn't the only cat hoarding case animal control responded to this week. 31 animals also were taken from a home on Ogeechee Road.

"The owners of the cats are cooperating. They did admit they got overwhelmed and we were able to take those cats in," Sutherin said.

Now the shelter is working hard to get the cats healthy and into new homes.

"Our limit, as far as cats can go is 72, so that puts a huge strain on shelter staff and puts an immediate need for us to be able move these cats out and get them adopted," Sutherin said.

To help find homes for these cats, Savannah-Chatham Animal Control has waved adoption fees for the cats. You can come any day Monday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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