HALO Animal Rescue is assisting in the care of some of the cats that were rescued from a hoarding situation in Gilbert.
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HALO helps rescue cats from hoarder house
Staff Report~ 7/31/2014
PHOENIX – HALO Animal Rescue is helping to house and care for some of the cats rescued from a hoarding situation in Gilbert.
Six of the 79 cats brought into Maricopa County Animal Care and Control’s west facility have already been transferred to HALO for treatment, rehabilitation, and possible adoption. HALO is evaluating and medically treating these cats. Other animal rescues involved in MCACC’s New Hope program will also be taking some of the cats.
“It’s very sad to see these cats in such terrible condition,” said Heather Allen, CEO and President of HALO Animal Rescue. “Most are grossly underweight and extremely filthy, and a lot of them have parasites, eye infections, and skin conditions, all of which are really common with animals in cases like these. Most of the cats haven’t been spayed or neutered, and some of the males have bites and wounds from fighting.”
The cats are very scared and traumatized from their rescue ordeal, so HALO is letting them recuperate while they’re being evaluated. After their evaluation, it will be determined if the cats are adoptable.
For more information about HALO, or to view HALO’s currently adoptable cats and dogs, visit www.halorescue.org.