Adopt-A-Thon Set for Cats Dropped off at Roane Animal Shelter

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email
Valley Pets in Putnam County is holding an adopt-a-thon for dozens of cats dropped off at the Roane County Animal Shelter.

(Photo courtesy of Morgan K. McCune)

UPDATE: 7/25/2012 11:25 a.m.
ROANE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The Roane County Animal Shelter is still trying to find homes for more than 100 cats that were dropped off earlier this month.

On July 16th, someone dropped off 119 cats they could no longer care for.

The shelter can only comfortably care for 20 cats at a time.

So to help out, Valley Pets in Putnam County is holding an adopt -a- thon this weekend.

It will be held on Saturday afternoon from 1:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

You can adopt a cat for $30.

Valley Pets is located in the 4100 block of Route 34 in Hurricane.

ROANE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The Roane County Animal Shelter had an unexpected surprise Monday -- the arrival of 119 cats and kittens.

Shelter volunteers tell they are not equipped to deal with that many cats. It normally houses about 20 felines comfortably.

The 119 cats were relinquished by an owner who couldn't care for them.

The Roane County Animal Shelter, a small rural establishment, is in need of homes for the cats, as well as cat food and supplies. The greatest need is for canned cat food, litter, litter pans, food bowls and cleaning supplies. Brooms, mops, liquid antibacterial hand soap, Lysol and bleach are in high demand.

For more information, you may contact the shelter from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at 304-927-2555.

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