This is an update on the Mauldin, South Carolina feral colony who only have ten days left to find a new home. The community project to save them has proven successful to date. Only a few more homes are needed! You can help by sharing this article with cat advocates, especially those in the Upstate.
Information on the cat colony in the Laurel Heights neighborhood was posted May 25 in this PoC article. Laurel Heights is owned by NHE Property Management. Because of complaints about the cats, many of which have been TNR’d, they have until June 14 to be removed from the property before Chappell Services comes in with the humane traps.
Thanks to the hard work of animal advocates in the Upstate, 14 of the 17 cats have found a new home. Eleven of the cats went to barn homes between Fountain Inn, Greenville, and Georgia. Two are going to be inside cats for twin 5-year-old girls, and cat lover Annie Queen is taking one. Only three cats are left who need a new place to live.
The HOA (Homeowner’s Association) has been as unhelpful as possible, according to those on the front lines trying to save the ferals. Any cats who remain after the deadline will be trapped and photographed by Chappell Services and taken to Greenville County Animal Shelter on Furman Hall Road. It’s up to the shelter to decide where they go from there. If any of the three remaining cats need TNR they can’t be returned to the Laurel Heights neighborhood, per orders from the HOA.
Won’t you please consider taking in a cat to save a life? Ferals can be conditioned to live indoors or they will work for food as barn cats. There are no photos as to which cats are left, but that’s how things work in trapping cats to relocate. You never know what color you may get. That really shouldn’t matter because you’ll be saving a life.
If you can take in a Laurel Heights cat, please contact Andrea Durham via Facebook.