Cats Rescued from Neglect Looking for Special Homes

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Five cats, rescued from neglect in Marion County, are in the care of the Oregon Humane Society and looking for special homes. The felines are from a group of more than 30 cats who were brought to Willamette Humane Society in December in a case led by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Dr. Victry Fredley from the Oregon Humane Society traveled to Salem to assist Willamette Humane Society during the initial intake. Five of the cats were transferred to OHS for continued care and treatment. They were emaciated, dehydrated, had overgrown claws and some had trouble standing from weakness. All five were in intensive care for several days and were put on a feeding plan as they recovered from their emaciated condition.

“We were glad to assist our partners at Willamette Humane Society with this case,” says Sharon Harmon, OHS President and CEO.

The cats have been in OHS foster homes for the past four months while they continue to recover. Several of the cats had to learn to walk and have formed special bonds. “It’s humbling to see their resiliency,” said Deborah Carnaghi, OHS foster parent who is caring for four of the cats. “They really help each other, physically and emotionally.”

OHS staff will meet with potential adopters to discuss their ongoing care and special needs.

The cats looking for homes include:

Updated December 2019: The cats have been placed and are no longer looking for homes.

“We are so thankful to the amazing foster homes who have been providing love and care for these special cats,” added Harmon.

The cats are not at the shelter and are available to meet by appointment only. Contact [email protected].