Cat hoarder’s cry for help: 42 cats and counting in P.A.W.S. rescue, desperate need for donations

P.A.W.S. cat hoard rescue P.A.W.S.
P.A.W.S. of St. George responds to cry for help from cat hoarder in Beaver, collecting 42 cats on first run. Beaver, Utah, Mar. 1, 2013 | Photo courtesy of P.A.W.S.

ST. GEORGE – P.A.W.S., an animal rescue organization in St. George, in coordination with Best Friends Animal Society, in Kanab, rescued 42 cats and kittens from an elderly woman’s home in Beaver today. The rescue was made at the owner’s request, mitigating an animal hoarding situation.

Cats rescued from Beaver woman cat hoard
Some of the cats/kittens rescued. There are about seven in this little tower. They were so scared and unsure of their new environment. P.A.W.S. of St. George responds to cry for help from cat hoarder in Beaver, collecting 42 cats on first run. Beaver, Utah, Mar. 1, 2013 | Photo courtesy of P.A.W.S.

According to P.A.W.S. Facebook posts, they will return next week to pick up an additional 20 cats.

Thus far, 39 of the rescues need to be spayed or neutered and vaccinated. Best Friends will assist with that. Some of the cats have eye infections and one is at risk of losing an eye, these will require veterinary attention.

P.A.W.S. is looking to rent additional space to accommodate the felines as its existing facility is too small to absorb this large of a rescue.

The rescue organizations have published desperate pleas to the community for immediate help. Needed are donations of funds, litter, food and beds – and adoptions!

How to donate / resources and contacts

Deliver to P.A.W.S. at 1125 W 1130 N. in St. George.

Mail to P.A.W.S. at P.O. Box 910805, St George, UT 84791.

Contact P.A.W.S. 435-688-9748
 / Email info@dixiepaws.org

Donate funds via P.A.W.S. website.

Follow P.A.W.S. Facebook for progress on this and other efforts

Donate funds via Best Friends Animal Society website.

Follow and Donate via Best Friends Animal Society Facebook.

Deliver / Mail to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741-5000 / Phone: 435-644-2001 / Email: info@bestfriends.org

 

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P.A.W.S. cat hoard rescue P.A.W.S.
P.A.W.S. of St. George responds to cry for help from cat hoarder in Beaver, collecting 42 cats on first run. Beaver, Utah, Mar. 1, 2013 | Photo courtesy of P.A.W.S.

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2 Comments

  • Kris Neal March 2, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    This is the importance for spay/neutering animals.. It does not take very long for a person such as this women go from having a few cats to 50. She probably does not have the hoarding mentality but a case of a few cats breeding and then those breeding. One female and male having 2 litters per year with 3 surviving will have 12 kittens per year. The first litter born in the season will breed in the fall….20% of the cats at this ladies house are newborn kittens

  • Lynn March 7, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    PAWS now has 67 cats from this one hoarding situation. Please spay and neuter your animals. There are low cost and even FRee programs available, There is NO excuse not to.

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