Animal shelter SPAMA Safor in Spain is urgently seeking homes for 120 cats after they and their owner were evicted from a flat in the Valencia region.
The cats had been left homeless after they and their owner were evicted from his apartment. “Apparently the owner took in a pair of cats three years ago and they have been procreating ever since,” Salvadora Tormas, who works with the shelter, told AFP.
“It’s a disaster. Someone should have helped this guy,” she said. They had been tipped off by the local authority but had received no help to recover all the animals, she added.
The animals were not hungry, but had never gone outside or received medial care, the shelter said in a Facebook post.
The animal shelter in the southeastern seaside town of Gandia first thought there were 90 cats in the flat. But by Saturday evening, the charity said it had removed a total of 120 cats and urgently needed help to shelter them “at least until they are vaccinated and sterilized”.
SPAMA Safor said it did not have enough space to take them all in as it was already housing some 200 cats. Tormas said they had collected 48 of the cats on Friday and went to get the rest Saturday with the help of the owner, whom she described as a young man.
Shelter volunteers are working around the clock to ensure all the cats are dewormed. They were being helped by other small animal charities, Tormas said.Donate