Potential cat owners can have the pick of the litter, after officials removed 35 cats and kittens from a one bedroom apartment last week in East New York. While the owner tried to care for the animals, the situation — and the cat population — grew out of control as the original male and female continued to breed. The owner was able to keep two original cats, after they were spayed and neutered. “The cats will receive medical exams and full behavior evaluations before they go up for adoption, said Tim Rickey, senior director, field investigation and response for the ASPCA. “Working with the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals and the other groups, we were fortunate to be able to accommodate these animals. Getting them to shelters as soon as possible gives them the best chance for placement in a new home.”
Cats and kittens were transported by the Mayor’s Alliance to its partner organizations around the city. For more information, call the Mayor’s Alliance, at 212-252-2350 or info@AnimalAllianceNYC.org or the ASPCA,212-876-7700.