Dozens of cats and kittens have been rescued from an apartment building in Owensboro.
Those cats are now at the Daviess County Animal Shelter.
Animal Control initially responded to the apartment on Byers Avenue after neighbors complained of a bad smell.
They say they left several notices before getting a warrant Wednesday afternoon.
Some of the cats have skin problems, possibly due to fleas. Two of the kittens have ruptured eyes.
“We need foster homes for them, for the kittens, most of the kittens are too young to get fixed right now so they need foster homes. We need dry cat food, litter, canned kitten food. And we also need money to do some of the medical — to provide medical care for them.”
We’re told the problem started in the home with a few cats that weren’t fixed.
The owner still has more cats and will surrender them to the shelter Thursday.
OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – Dozens of cats and kittens have been removed from an apartment in Owensboro.
Daviess County Animal Control rescued 34 cats and kittens from an apartment on Byers Avenue.
We’re told this is the biggest rescue of the year and the problem started with a few cats who were not fixed.
Two kittens have ruptured eyes and they’ll lose those eyes.
The shelter is in need of donations and foster homes for the cats.
You can call the Daviess County Animal Control Shelter at 270-685-8275 if you would like to foster these animals or donate to the shelter.
SCARED: Daviess County animal control rescued these 34 cats and kittens from an apartment on the 600 block of Byers Ave. I’m told this is the biggest rescue this year and that the problem started with a few cats who were not fixed. pic.twitter.com/z2sLMd060B — Amanda Mueller Eyewitness News (@AmandaMuellerTV) June 12, 2019
Two of the kittens have ruptured eyes. I’m told they will lose those eyes and surgery is needed. The shelter also needs donations and foster homes for the cats. If you want to help, contact Daviess County Animal shelter directly or stop by with donations. pic.twitter.com/NSCkMKBBBf — Amanda Mueller Eyewitness News (@AmandaMuellerTV) June 12, 2019
(This story was originally published on June 12, 2019)