39 abandoned cats need emergency donations at Weld Co.
The Humane Society of Weld County needs our help.
On Wednesday (October 27), staff at the Humane Society of Weld County received a call from the town of Greeley regarding a hoarding case involving 35 cats; city officials had called to let the Humane Society know they would be coming with the cats.
The call came with just a few minutes’ notice.
And, while the Humane Society has been informed that there will be 35 incoming cats, there are actually 39 cats that have been taken to the animal shelter.
Once the cats arrive at Weld County Humanitarian Society (located at 1620 42nd St. in Evans), those who help take care of the animals at the shelter could see glaringly that many of these cats were not in good condition.
According to Kara Englert, board member of the Humane Society of Weld County, most of the cats were scared and nervous to the touch, one of the cats had a broken leg and another had even been put in a ” makeshift necklace “. – aka a hair tie that was, very clearly, wrapped around the cat’s neck way too tight.
“When I heard what was going on, it didn’t even surprise me [at this point]”Englert said.
She added that there have been four hoarding incidents of this caliber reported to the Humane Society of Weld County since November 2020; this most recent hoarding incident now marks the 5th since last year.
How you can help
Due to an increase in the number of animals the shelter has hosted this year, they are already running out of supplies and space to properly house these animals – and this hoarding crate was not about to improve upon them. things at the shelter.
Thanks to our amazing community in northern Colorado, several people have already started donating food, kennels, towels and toys to the shelter.
However, the shelter still needs help in a fat manner.
Several of the cats that have just been taken to the Humane Society of Weld County are in desperate need of veterinary care. Due to the poor health conditions many of these cats have been left in (for who knows how long), the shelter expects the cost of care for these cats to be between $ 5,000 and $ 10,000.
Cash donations aside, the cats brought to the shelter earlier this week are in desperate need of food (wet / dry) – as all have been extremely hungry – as well as extra sheets, towels and blankets.
To donate to the Humane Society of Weld County, you can donate online here, or visit the shelter with any other donation at 1620 42nd St. in Evans.
Any donation made is incredibly appreciated.
If you are looking to adopt …
In addition to donating to the Humane Society of Weld County, the shelter currently has hundreds animals for adoption.
As of October 15, the shelter had 123 foster cats and kittens. “To date, we now have almost 80 kittens for adoption,” Englert said on Friday (Oct 29).
Englert went on to explain the effects of “kitten season,” which she says is a very real thing.
The “kitten season” refers to the period when cats often give birth to their litters.
“The kitten season normally begins in the spring when the weather starts to warm (around February, March and April) and usually ends when it starts to cool (around October). Between last year and this year, however , the kitten season never ended. ”said Englert.
When the kitten season doesn’t end, more cats are brought to the shelter.
If you’re looking for a furry friend, consider adopting a cat from the Humane Society of Weld County.
You can check out some of the incredibly adorable and adoptable northern Colorado cats here:
The cool cats and kittens are now up for adoption at the Humane Society of Weld County
Looking for your furry friend? You have come to the right place.
Want to see more? Visit the Humane Society of Weld County website here.