Orange County, Fla. – Orange County Animal Services recently received 40 cats from a single Orlando residence. A majority of the cats, which are predominantly Siamese, have fearful temperaments and mild health issues, such as eye infections. The shelter is seeking cat adopters for this group of felines, as well as the dozens of others currently in need of placement.
Animal Services was first alerted to the situation by a concerned citizen who requested a welfare check for the animals. The homeowner was initially hesitant to work with Animal Services, concerned that intervention may lead to negative outcomes for the cats or for the home, which was in disrepair. Animal Services Officers spent weeks developing a rapport with the homeowner that enabled them to peacefully collect the cats over multiple trips.