More than two dozen cats rescued from Botetourt County house in ongoing rescue operation

Roanoke Valley News

BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — For almost a week, Angels of Assisi has been working with Botetourt County Animal Control to rescue more than two dozen cats from a Botetourt County house.

Angels of Assisi first announced that the Botetourt County rescue was in progress on Thursday, May 20 and has been ongoing since then. In fact, the shelter says rescue efforts will continue until the organizations involved are certain all the cats in the residence have been rescued.

As of Wednesday, May 26, Angels of Assisi says they have brought 27 cats into their care from this rescue operation, but the total number of cats in the house is still undetermined at this time.

While Botetourt County Animal Control and Angels of Assisi are putting their focus on the animals, the cats’ owners are reportedly receiving the help they need.

According to Angels of Assisi, the cats that have been rescued decompressed over the weekend, but many of the cats will need additional medical care and procedures. As the cats are rescued, Angels of Assisi will continue to assess the level of necessary care.

“We are working tirelessly to take care of the influx of cats,” said Dayna Reynolds, Director of Communications at Angels of Assisi. “We are so thankful that we are able to help these cats get the medical care and rehabilitation they so desperately need. At this time, we are asking for donations to help with the treatment and care of these precious cats.”

Angels of Assisi expects to receive even more cats from this property over the coming weeks, so if you want to support the care of these cats, you can make a contribution by following this link.

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