More than 20 abandoned cats are looking for new owners after they were found abandoned without food or water in a dilapidated Centerport home.
In total, 22 cats were found inside a deteriorating Taylor Street home with empty food and water bowls, surrounded by trash and filth. The cats would escape through a broken window to go hunting and returned to the home for warmth and shelter.
The cats were reportedly left behind after the previous tenants were abruptly evicted and left on short notice. Photos of the interior of the house found garbage strewn about, cat feces, dirt and muck spread throughout the property where the cats were rescued from.
The Huntington Cat Shelter was notified when the new owner began repairs at the home and found the mess and took them to their East Northport facility.
“These cats were all scared and living in the only home they knew, but there was feces and urine as far as the eye could see and nose could smell,” David Ceely, executive director of Little Shelter, which oversees the Huntington Cat Shelter, said in a statement. "The neighbors were very kind to help us feed and water these poor cats until we were able to trap and help them all."
After being rescued, the cats were taken in by the Huntington Cat Shelter, which has spayed or neutered them, tested and vaccinated them. As of this weekend, six of the felines are well enough to be adopted. They will be hosting a weekend adoption event at their Deposit Road shelter in East Northport from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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