Aberdeen, South Dakota (Dakota News Now) – The Aberdeen Area Human Society says it has reached capacity for cats.
“We are going through a really tough time in animal rescue. .
The large resident population of cats is due in particular to an increase in the surrender of cats brought in by citizens who lived outside during the warmer months but were worried when cold weather would come.
“We’re seeing a different type of surrender. We see a lot of adult cats this time of year. ‘Oh, I’ve been taking care of this cat all summer, but now it’s getting colder.’ , I would like to bring him,” Schaible said.
However, some cats do not like living indoors.
“Are they safe everywhere? Can they get food? Do they have access to water? Do they have access to shelter? Big tom cats don’t want to come to our house, they don’t want to be pets in our house, if we can confirm, it’s like we’re trying to find the cat that needs the most help in the first place.
Schaible says concerned citizens can help these animals by providing shelter.
“At the end of the day, for cats that are outside at this time of year, they want to be able to wake up in a slightly warmer place than in the snow. From the wind,’ said Schaible.
Providing food and fresh water are also ways residents can help their outdoor pets.
But the most you can do for these animals is to ensure they have a constant source of food and water — fresh water, not frozen. Because dehydration won’t help anyone. ”> [Duration:0:10]
Aberdeen City Council also recently approved changes to the city’s animal ordinance. This will allow more foster parent opportunities to make room at the Aberdeen Regional Humane Society for animals in urgent need of medical attention. The changes to the ordinance are expected to come into effect after the beginning of the year.
“Then I can afford more. I have a lot of very nice adult cats sitting here waiting to come home. I have a lot of cats waiting to come here. Just We brought some of them yesterday where people said, ‘I wasn’t even sure if she was alive when I found her. It was very cold outside and they were hungry and that type of thing,” Scheibl said.
To adopt or adopt a cat with the Aberdeen Area Humane Society, visit aewleathonlife.net or call 605-226-1200.
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