Nearly 3 dozen cats left on Hobart shelter’s doorstep
By Matt Mikus firstname.lastname@example.org August 10, 2013 11:08PM
The Humane Society of Hobart could use some help caring for 34 cats, incuding this one, left overnight on the shelter's doorstep. | Matt Mikus/Sun-Times Media
How to help
Donations can be sent to or dropped off at 2054 E. Indiana 130 in Hobart. The shelter needs dry cat food, fresh cat litter and bleach for cleaning purposes. For other ways to help the society, call 942-0103. Hours at the shelter are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Updated: September 12, 2013 6:56AM
HOBART — Around 3 a.m. Friday, 34 cats crammed into four cages were left in the outside dog kennel of the Humane Society of Hobart.
Now staff at the Humane Society are wondering who dropped off so many cats, and why they didn’t call for help.
“We would really like to know where they came from,” said Connie Hollar, the office manager of the Humane Society of Hobart. “We don’t know why someone would drop these off in the middle of the night. They could have called us any day for help.”
A few of the cats, which Hollar described as young adults, are relatively healthy but still need to recover. Often, the shelter holds an animal for three to five days to allow owners an opportunity to reconsider, and Hollar said they may wait longer to try to answer some of their questions.
Hollar said they’re not considering calling the police.
The newest arrivals raise the number of cats at the shelter to more than 100, and the shelter has had to set up cages in a garage to care for the new cats.
While the animals are recovering, the shelter is asking for help with donations of cat litter, dry cat food and bleach.