A recent welfare check at a Bristol County home by local police led to the removal of 29 cats by the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s (ARL) Law Enforcement Department.
Due to the high levels of ammonia in the home and safety concerns, local health officials would not allow ARL Law Enforcement and Field Services Departments to enter the dwelling without respirators with the highest-filtration-level charcoal filters to protect on-site workers.
With the help of local animal control officers, the 29 cats were removed from the home in about four hours, and transported to ARL’s Dedham and Boston Animal Care and Adoption Centers for evaluation and treatment.
The local building inspector and board of health condemned the home.
On the Mend
The majority of cats from this situation were socialized and friendly, and some have already found forever homes.
There were however, several animals with medical concerns that are commonly associated with animal overcrowding and unsanitary conditions.
A number of cats are suffering from upper respiratory infections, several had fleas and dry skin, and one cat required an eye to be removed.
As the health of these animals improves, they will be available for adoption once they are medically cleared.
ARL is Ready to Help
From rescuing, rehabilitating, and adoption, ARL is always ready to help animals like these 29 cats and to give them a second chance.
However, we cannot do it alone.
ARL receives no government grants or public funding, and relies solely on the generosity of individuals like you to make our important work possible.
Please join us by supporting ARL’s mission to keep animals safe and healthy in habitats and homes.