Rescue Alliance is seeking donations to help care for 76 cats the nonprofit group cares for after the animal was rescued from animal hoarding situations in two homes across the state.
Rescue Alliance received 76 cats from two residences in Minden and Hessmer. The majority of cats are truly affectionate, and some have fearful temperaments and mild health problems, such as eye infections or upper respiratory tract infections.
The nonprofit group was first alerted to the situation by the Humane Society of Louisiana through an concerned resident who asked for help with the animals. The owner of the only house that 63 cats were taken out over a two-day period was initially hesitant to work with animal services, fearing the intervention could lead to negative results for the cats or for the house, which was in poor condition , according to a press release.
The Gonzales-based rescue group recovered 13 cats from the Second House in what has been described as a hoarding situation.
“Often at the root of animal accumulation situations is a benevolent but misguided person who started out with the desire to help animals, but who is overwhelmed over time as the conditions around them deteriorate by day. in day ”, indicates the press release. “When we step in, we find that pet owners are often afraid to work with animal services lest the animals be humanely euthanized, but are often relieved that we find loving homes for rescued fur babies. “
Of the 76 cats in these residences, one was hospitalized due to serious health complications, the others are being cared for by Rescue Alliance and its team of volunteers and foster families.
Rescue Alliance needs pet food and supplies to take care of the animals.
Items needed include cat food, cat litter, kitten food, and puppy pads.
Donations can be deposited at:
- Prairieville Petstar Animal Care, 38432 W. Airline Drive
- Petsmart de Gonzales, 40451 Lowes Ave.
Donations can also be made online at https://a.co/97cCMZT or http://paypal.me/rescuealliance, Venmo @ Rescue-Alliance or Cash app $ RescueAlliance.