MUNCIE, Ind. – Muncie Animal Care and Services (MACS) reported finding 15 abandoned cats and kittens in a crate on Sunday night with no food, water or even space.
The animals were found near the river near Reynard Road. Some of the kittens in the cage were barely 1 week old.
With Muncie Animal Control already in overcapacity with 400 cats in its care, they have started asking the community for help as they search for adopters and foster families.
“We waived the salvage fee and had reduced adoption fees for most of the year, and we still struggle to cope with the constant influx of discarded or abandoned animals,” said Ethan Browning, Director of MACS.
Browning said MACS is called by residents 20 to 30 times a day to pick up stray animals or investigate their welfare.
“It’s not a shelter or rescue issue, it’s a community issue. The community needs to step up and do the right thing. Stop irresponsible breeding accidents and backyard farming as a source of income, sterilize and sterilize your animals, ”said Browning.
Help is available for those in Muncie who feel unable to afford to sterilize or neuter their animals.
Browning said shelters should be the last resort for truly homeless animals and pets in cruel situations, but more and more people are calling shelters to abandon an animal because it has chewed on their couch.
“Do your research if you are considering adopting a pet, know what you need and how to educate it, and understand that this is a commitment, not a temporary novelty,” a- he declared.
As for the 15 abandoned cats, Browning said he fully intends to hold the culprit accountable to the best of his ability for the pain and trauma they inflicted on the animals.
“Hoarders need professional help to prevent the situation from happening again, and if you have to file a complaint to get court-ordered therapy, then that’s what we need to do,” he said. he declares.
Anyone wishing to help can adopt MACS now for just $ 5. More information can be found here.
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