BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — After dozens of Beagles arrived in the Bay State from Envigo's Florida breeding facility in Virginia, the doors to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals — Angell Animal Medical Center are open once again to let in over a dozen cats displaced by flooding in Kentucky.
The MSPCA-Angell teamed up with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to receive 20 homeless shelter cats from the Bluegrass State, ranging in ages from seven-years-old to as young as three-months-old.
Because the cats can't be put up for adoption until a mandatory two-day quarantine is completed, the MSPCA-Angell is seeking donations to cover the cost of care for the felines. Officials say that in the meantime, interested adopters can monitor the MSPCA and the website of Northeast Animal Shelter's (NEAS) in Salem.
The MSPCA published a video to YouTube, highlighting the new arrivals.
“We’re taking cats that were already in the shelters prior to the flooding, by doing so, we’re freeing up space for Kentucky shelters to help owned cats that have been displaced by the disaster, while at the same time giving the homeless cats the opportunity to find new loving homes in Massachusetts," MSPCA-Angell director of adoption centers and programs Mike Keiley.
Keiley went on to say that because of the new arrivals, the MSPCA adoption centers are near capacity, and urges adopters to step forward and apply to take a cat home.
The announcement of the cats' arrival landed on Monday, August 8, otherwise known as International Cat Day.