Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — SOMERSET — The Niagara County SPCA is working to make room for the cats found in a dilapidated house on Lake Road this week, according to Amy Lewis, executive director.
Cat adoptions will take place at the Lockport Road site today, Saturday and Sunday. Fees are $19.99 and dog adoption fees are $29.99. The animals are fully vetted and spayed or neutered. The event will run tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday.
The Lake Road property, which was home for 50-100 cats, is owned by Beverly Cox, who moved to Tennessee in April and left the cats in the hands of a caretaker. The SPCA got a warrant to go into the house and found it collapsing.
"The SPCA will push for the animals to be signed over to the shelter so that we can move them into homes or release into colonies as soon as possible," Lewis stated. "All of these cats suffer from upper respiratory infections, emaciation and flea anemia."
The cats will need quite a bit of care before they are considered healthy enough to release to barn homes, if they are feral, or go up for adoption at the SPCA facility.
The SPCA is working with Feral Cat Focus to lay traps down and begin receiving cats as early as Monday. It needs volunteers to assist in cleaning, medicating and feeding the animals. It is also asking for loan or donation of 30-inch wire dog crates. We've been told by authorities that she plans to turn herself in.
"It is imperative that we clear out some of our kennels so that we can provide the necessary level of care that these animals will require," Lewis said.