There’s a place in Kentucky, Taylor County, where the animal shelter is overrun with cats and kittens. You are thinking, right now, that every shelter in the country is overrun with cats and kittens. It’s that time of year, and no one cares about the cats. Most cats in shelters get killed.
Although people love cats and dogs equally, it seems there’s just something about a picture of a heartbroken dog that really gets to people. Cats, on the other hand, have a hard time looking heartbroken. Sick, sad, downtrodden, perhaps, but it’s harder for us to read their expressions. But really? It should be the other way around. See a picture of a sad cat? Fitting another cat into a household is much easier than adding a dog. Cats don’t eat much, and one could simply get a bigger litter box. They don’t require fancy toys or beds. They don’t need to be walked. In fact, if each person reading this article decided to take one of the pictured cats, there would be no problem in the Taylor County Animal Shelter!
But right now, these cats need help. Some are old, some are sick, and the kittens need to be out of the shelter and into either adoptive homes or foster homes. The cats are scared to be in the shelter and need the safety of a loving home.
If you can’t take a cat or kitten, please don’t despair. You can help these creatures. Just pledge some money for their medical needs. That way, a rescue can pull them and not have to worry about the veterinary bills. And share their story. It’s hard enough for cats to be seen and rescued — please help by sharing the plight of these kitties.
See more on the Taylor County Available Cat Facebook thread.
Information about adopting or rescuing a cat from Taylor County Animal Shelter:
The adoption fee for all cats is now $100.00 which includes: Spay or Neuter, legal adoption, 30 days free pet insurance from adoption date, Microchip ($18.00 per year if re-registration is needed), rabies shots, de-wormer and basic exam. There is no pull fee for approved in state rescues due to no shots given until the cats are adopted. Already altered animals are $25 for rescue and or adopters. Out-of-state rescues pay a $7.50 pull fee so shots can be given, and there is a $10 health certificate fee per cat.
Contact the Rescue Coordinator, Kat, at 270-403-7436. The location of the shelter is: 2175 Hodgenville Rd., Campbellsville, KY 42718. The shelter hours are: Monday – Friday from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm; and Saturday from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
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