Dozens of cats, rescued during a vehicle crash in Central Oregon, are being transported to the Oregon Humane Society to receive additional medical care and find their forever homes.
The cats were rescued in October when a truck and trailer ran off the road in Prineville. More than 40 cats, 10 dogs and a rabbit were discovered inside the trailer and transported to Humane Society of the Ochocos. The owners were cited with animal neglect by Oregon State Police.
Humane Society of the Ochocos reached out to OHS for help last week since many of the cats need ongoing medical care. Eleven cats were transported to OHS last week and 32 will be arriving on Thursday, Feb. 13. The cats will also benefit from a larger community of potential adopters in Portland. OHS adopts more than 11,000 pets each year from its shelter on NE Columbia Blvd.
The cats are coming to OHS as part of the Second Chance program, which transfers close to 8,000 pets to OHS each year from other shelters that take in more animals than they are able to adopt out.
“Humane Society of the Ochocos has done a great job caring for these cats all these months and we were glad to lend a hand to this Oregon partner,” says Sharon Harmon, OHS President and CEO. “Being able to respond quickly to this call for help is why we opened our Cat and Kitten Intake Center last year.”
Source: Oregon Humane Society