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More Than 100 Cats Dumped at Marin Humane Society

More Than 100 Cats Dumped at Marin Humane Society

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.

Have you ever adopted a kitten or cat from a shelter? Thanks for sharing your experience in a comment below.

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4:23PM PDT on Sep 7, 2014

purebred pets have many health problems, shelter rescues are always smarter

4:08AM PDT on Sep 3, 2014

Yes, have adopted from a shelter - and also a craft store! My ginger cat, Bumbletail Tigerbear Stickywhiskers (Bumbles for short) was dumped on the street as a kitten. He wandered into a craft shop where he happily played with various items. I can imagine the havoc he caused in there! The shop owners kept evicting him, but, being Bumbles, he kept going back for another game. He was about to be sent to a shelter when I turned up to buy Christmas gifts for my family. I didn't buy anything, but I came home with a very loudly purring kitten :-)

1:56AM PDT on Sep 1, 2014


11:06AM PDT on Aug 25, 2014

very sad! TY to all who properly care for their animals

5:24AM PDT on Aug 25, 2014

Noted thanks.Desexing your pets is so important. I have just desexed my kitten last week.

5:24AM PDT on Aug 25, 2014

Noted thanks.Desexing your pets is so important. I have just desexed my kitten last week.

8:34PM PDT on Aug 24, 2014

Wish I could take them all! Well maybe 20 or 30 is enough :)

1:05PM PDT on Aug 24, 2014

People need to spay and neuter . They need to be responsible for the animals they care for. Dumping the cats while the saved the cats put a huge financial drain on the Marin Humane. PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHELTER/HUMANE SOCIETIES!!

12:34PM PDT on Aug 24, 2014

The solution is spaying and neutering dogs and cats. I used to work at a shelter and it was horrible. Most animals were put to sleep....

10:33AM PDT on Aug 24, 2014

thank you for saving them!

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