The 30+ cats seized from the home of a Lake Worth home in Palm Beach, Florida have now been cleared to be adopted out or taken in by rescues. The original story on Douglas Westcott, charged with child pornography, can be read by clicking here. Readers, be warned this is a very disturbing story, as dozens of dead cats were spread out between four freezers in the home. A total of 30 live cats, several with litters, were removed from the home and taken to Palm Beach Animal Care.
A judge is allowing those cats to be adopted out, and are now in the sole custody of Animal Care. Unfortunately, the shelter situation in Palm Beach is the same as every shelter I’ve read up on in the United States. Meaning time is running out, because space is needed for incoming animals.
These collages are small photos of the cats available. Undercats4Life is urging cat lovers to open their heart and home to one of these poor cats. A few of them have kittens, and a couple have upper respiratory infections. Those sick are being treated by the shelter and doing well. At least one cat is FeLV positive, and this is noted on the individual cat photos. The album showing all of the cats, as well as bits of information on health and temperament, can be found here.
Undercats4Life posted the seriousness of time running out on these beauties on their Facebook page.
“These are the survivors and today, the court gave custody to the shelter. It is now up to all of us to help them OUT of here asap!!! There is no time so if you see any you can help, please do!!! I do have id#s for all so please post below the photo of the cats you are interested in saving. There are 2 moms with kittens, a couple of the kittens have URI which the shelter is treating. Again, this is URGENT these precious cats find homes or rescues to take immediately or they will never make it out of the shelter alive.”
Please share this article with friends, especially those who live in the Florida area. Efforts will be made to accommodate any rescue nationwide that is willing to save these cats. More information can be found on this issue, as well as general questions answered, by contacting Mindy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social media has played a major role in saving cats who would otherwise die, unwanted, in our shelters. Let’s do all we can to make sure all of these sweet babies make it out alive, and find loving, forever homes.