Racine kittens still need homes
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CREATED Jul. 12, 2013 - UPDATED: Jul. 12, 2013
RACINE - 19 cats were taken from a small apartment in Racine back in June. Ten of those cats had to be put down. Three cats are now up for adoption.
"When you come from a hoarding situation it's not uncommon for that to happen. It's not the outcome we want for those animals," said Alison Kleibor, Director of the Racine County Humane Society.
The cats were found in a 10 foot by 12 foot room as Racine County Sheriff's deputies were trying to serve an eviction notice. The cats did have food and water, but were in need of a lot of love and care.
"It's an awful situation for any animal to be in. It breaks our hearts to see animals in those conditions, but we're happy we can provide care and support for them," Kleibor said.
The remaining cats have been nursed back to health, and are now looking for good homes.
"The adult cats that are with us are definitely much more shy. They are timid. The adopter would need a good understand of cat behavior," Kleibor said.
One of the 19 cats had a litter of kittens, so the 5 new kittens will be available in about 8 weeks.
There is an ongoing investigation, and the owners of the cats could be charged.