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Neglected Cats Rescued From Desperate Situation

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North Shore Animal League America Brings 23 Felines From NJ Shelter to the Safety of our
No-Kill Headquarters

Last night, one of North Shore Animal League America’s Mobile Rescue & Adoption Units arrived at our campus with nearly two dozen cats we rescued from a shelter in New Jersey. This Emergency Rescue was conducted with our partners at the MuttNation Foundation, along with the American Humane Association’s Red Star Animal Emergency Services Team.

As soon as the 23 cats arrived at the safety of our no-kill headquarters, they were immediately evaluated by our veterinary experts and, if necessary, will be given any medical treatment they need until they are ready to be placed for adoption.

The New Jersey SPCA took control of the Hunterdon Humane Animal Shelter on January 15 and has been working with Red Star and other groups to remedy issues such as overcrowding and unsanitary conditions. About 100 of the shelter’s 200 cats have been taken in by rescue groups, including North Shore Animal League America; the remainder are safe at Hunterdon, which has been thoroughly cleaned and now has a manageable number of cats in their care.

“We are proud to work with other animal welfare organizations who share our goal of rescuing innocent animals and finding them loving, permanent homes,” says Joanne Yohannan, Senior VP of Operations at North Shore Animal League America.

Bev Lambert, co-founder with her daughter Miranda Lambert of MuttNation Foundation, says, “While I am saddened by the fact that a shelter with defenseless animals is in dire need of help, we are proud to partner with two entities that we have a strong bond with. The Red Star Animal Emergency Services Team and North Shore Animal League America have proven themselves during our lengthy relationship to work with determination and integrity on behalf of the animals they rescue. I feel confident that the treatment, care and adoption goals we all seek will be met by the three groups joining hands in our first official venture.”

As this emergency rescue effort was underway, North Shore Animal League America continued its many other rescue missions, including the rescue of more than 50 additional felines in the Tri-State area, as well as from our shelter partners in Virginia. In addition, we conducted several canine rescues with our many partners in rescue around the country and locally. Please visit our Port Washington, NY headquarters to meet all of the amazing dogs, cats, puppies and kittens of every age, size and personality who are waiting for their new homes.

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