Dozens of cats, kittens rescued from apartment in Owensboro

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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.

Original Story

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.

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(This story was originally published on June 12, 2019)

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