NEWSBERG, Ore. – Almost 60 cats living in overcrowded conditions were removed from a Newberg home Tuesday and taken into adoptive care, according to the Oregon Humane Society.
Some 46 adult cats and 13 kittens and were handed over to the OHS by their owner, who had become overwhelmed with their care and feeding.
No charges have been filed against the owner, who gave the animals up voluntarily, said David Lytle of the humane society.
“Life just got immeasurably better for these rescued animals,” said OHS Executive Director Sharon Harmon. “We are thankful the owner surrendered them to us.”
The cats can’t be adopted yet, but Harmon said other cats were available.
“We have more than 70 cats at our shelter now and more arriving daily,” Harmon said. “We’ll need all the room we can get for the new rescued cats.”