BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Animal Rescue League of Boston recently took in 75 cats that were rescued from two separate overcrowding situations in Massachusetts.
The first situation occurred early last week when a Norfolk County resident called for assistance in removing 48 cats from their home. The person in need had inherited the cats from a close relative and was unable to take care of the animals, many of which are under a year old.
ARL's Field Services Department responded to the scene that day and transported the animals to ARL's Boston Animal Care and Adoption Center. They received veterinary care and many were placed in foster care until they are ready to be adopted into new homes.
The second situation involved removing more than 20 cats from a home in Bristol County. The homeowner had been working with the Animal Rescue League for several months to rehome some of the cats, but recently died. The homeowner's family requested that ARL remove all of the cats from the home.
The cats are currently being cared for at ARL's Brewster Animal Care and Adoption Center. Some of the animals are older and will need further medical and behavioral evaluations before being made available for adoption.
The Animal Rescue League said these two situations are a reminder that if you are having trouble taking care of your pets, you should reach out to ARL for assistance.