PAWS rescues 33 cats from Shoreline hoarder; is in need of foster parents

paws_logoWhen 33 cats needed help, PAWS was there to answer the call.

Late last week, PAWS took in 33 cats, who were rescued from a hoarder’s home in Shoreline. Seventeen more are set to arrive next week.

In the first large group, PAWS discovered two mother cats with newborns. There was also a group of 6 month old kittens, along with teenage and adult cats.

All cats have been given thorough health checks. PAWS staff reports they are eating well, using litter boxes, and opening up to human interaction despite their initial nervousness towards people.

“PAWS staff and volunteers are trained to handle all types of animals when they arrive at PAWS,” said Kay Joubert, Director of Companion Animal Services at PAWS. “These little guys have lived through a tumultuous time so we got to work instantly on their rehabilitation.”

Noting the animals’ resilience, Joubert said, “They softened very quickly to human kindness and now they’re opening up and showing more personality and affection every day.”

Many of the felines are now available for adoption. Interested new pet parents are encouraged to seek out Misty, a four-year old female, Jacob, a 10-month old male and Kale, a 2-year old male.

More cats will be added to the ‘ready for adoption’ list as they recover and are ready to find their new forever home. Due to the influx of new animals as well as the arrival of more next week, PAWS is seeking help from the community.

The organization needs residents to step up and become foster parents to temporarily house one of these special felines. Interested parties can find out details about fostering by calling 425-787-2500, ex 822.

WHO: PAWS – Progressive Animal Welfare Society
WHAT: Foster or adopt animals year round
WHEN: Now
WHERE: PAWS’ Companion Animal Shelter in Lynnwood, and Cat City in Seattle’s University District
WHY: PAWS helps animals – from companion animals to wildlife throughout Washington
INFOwww.paws.org or 425-787-2500

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