Hobart Humane Society getting help after taking in 34 cats
By Christin Nance Lazerus firstname.lastname@example.org August 12, 2013 7:20PM
Updated: September 14, 2013 6:27AM
HOBART — The Humane Society of Hobart has experienced an outpouring of help since 34 cats were dropped outside its doors early Friday morning. From pallets full of cat food and litter to monetary donations and adoptions, the facility was buzzing with activity on Monday.
The news of the cats has helped spur new adoptions, with nine taking place on Monday. But more cats will always need homes, and an additional six cats were dropped off at the shelter on Monday.
The cats that were dropped off Friday won’t be available for adoption for a few weeks since they need treatment for eye and upper respiratory infections and they need to be socialized. About 16 of the cats are being fostered by rescue groups or residents for a period of time.
Shelter director Brenda Slavik said whomever dropped off the four cages containing the cats around 3 a.m. Friday has yet to come forward. The shelter showed Hobart Police a copy of its surveillance video for further investigation.
The shelter is caring for more than 100 cats, which includes those being fostered, and about 50 dogs, said kennel assistant Emily Koskela.
“This has been really nice and we’re really happy about the outpouring from the community,” Koskela said.
She said the shelter is probably set for cat food and litter until Christmas, but bleach and lemon Pine Sol would be appreciated as well.