In the period of 18 months, someone dropped off more than 100 kittens and cats at the Marin Humane Society, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge in the San Francisco Bay Area. All four drop-offs in a year and a half period are believed to be by the same person, as evidenced by a surveillance camera.
According to the Marin Independent Journal, all the felines have been checked by a veterinarian and are in good health. While nothing illegal was done, the extra 100 cats has doubled the normal capacity at Marin Humane Society and is causing the shelter great stress. Of course, they also want to stop this pattern and educate the owner about the benefits of neutering and spaying.
The kittens are all black and white and seem to be related. Animal Care Manager Samantha Winegarner told the Marin IJ,
“It would be so helpful to have some information about the cats and kittens. We noticed one of the female cats was lactating but we weren’t sure which kittens were hers or if her kittens were even a part of the group that was dropped off. Fortunately, we were able to reunite momma and kittens but precious bonding time was lost.”
To help them care for the kitties, The Marin Humane Society is waiving their normal cat and kitten adoption fees, of $100 and $125 respectively, through the end of August. The Marin Humane Society Adoption Center is located at 171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd in Novato, California. If you are from a nearby county, it would be worth the extra trip to Marin Humane.
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