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Oxford County Animal Rescue Looking to Save Nearly 60 Cats From a Rural Home

Oxford County Animal Rescue is in desperate need of donations after rescuing almost 60 cats from a rural home in Oxford County. 

OXFORD COUNTY - Oxford County Animal Rescue is in desperate need of donations after rescuing almost 60 cats from a rural home in Oxford County. 

The original call from the person came into Simba's Cat and Kitten Rescue, and they contacted OCAR for support. Both groups have been working tirelessly to get these cats properly vetted, spayed and neutered so they can find forever homes. 

Coordinator Anna Holmes says this appears to be a case of hoarding. The person contacted Simba's Cat and Kitten Rescue after they got a little bit overwhelmed by the number of cats in the home. Holmes says this is no easy task to find the right homes for these kitties.

"We have to make sure that we have vet appointments available before we can bring these cats into our care, because we are foster based rescue. Everybody needs to be vet checked before we can allow them to go into a home with your own pets."

Holmes says this kind of thing is more common than you think, it can get out of hand quickly. 

"There are lot's of great graphics online that will show you how an non spayed female cat can go from being 1 cat to over 700 in five years." 

Holmes says they have already adopted out some of these cats.

"We are lucky enough to partner with the PetSmart charities and our local PetSmart on Norwich Ave, we just had an adoption weekend and had 16 kitties go to their forever homes."

Holmes says they still have a lot of cats that need to be adopted and a lot of cats that still need to come into their care. Holmes says they really could use some donations from the public right now.

"This is not a cheap endeavour, by the time you bring them in, they get their vetting done, so a basic check up, their first vaccines, their rabies, flea treatment and deworming, not to mention the spay or neuter when they have an appointment available." 

You can contact the Oxford County Animal rescue online here if you are interested in donating or adopting a cat. They can use donations of quality food, scented clumping kitty litter, garbage bag tags, towels and cash would all be greatly accepted. You can also start the adoption process at the PetSmart in Woodstock on Norwich Ave. You will need to fill out an application and they even ask for references, to make sure these cats go to a nice home. The adoption fee is $160 and that includes all of their vetting, vaccines and spay or neuter. 

Here are some photo's of the cats that need to be adopted. 

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