71 cats surrendered from Orange County home, how you can rescue one for free

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — More than 70 cats are looking for new homes this week after they were surrendered from an Orange County home during an eviction on Wednesday.

Law enforcement called in Orange County Animal Services during the eviction after 71 cats were found inside the home. Those cats are now up for adoption at Orange County Animal Services after the cats’ owner surrendered ownership.

On average, the shelter takes in 53 animals a day, so Kristin Tsukamoto, program manager of the shelter’s communications team, said taking in 70 cats alone in one day means they need the community’s assistance to adopt and foster the animals.

Due to the large quantity and medical needs, the shelter said it hopes to find new homes for the cats as soon as possible so they can begin receiving individualized care and attention. To do so, the 71 impounded cats will be available to adopt for free.

Click here for more information about Orange County Animal Services and how to adopt and foster.

Tsukamoto said instances like this serve as an opportunity to remind the public about the importance of spaying and neutering pets.

“Cats can reproduce quickly and grow their population exponentially in a home,” Tsukamoto said. “Our team is here to help, and if you find yourself caring for an overwhelming amount of animals, please feel free to reach out to the shelter for assistance.”

Learn more about the shelter’s low-cost spay/neuter clinic by clicking here.

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Posted by Orange County Animal Services on Thursday, January 9, 2020
Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.