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CARES Of Burien Has Over 60 Cats From A Single Home Up For Adoption

Burien’s new CARES [1] (‘Community Animal Resource & Education Society’) Animal Control recently rescued over 60 cats that were living with one person in Burien, and they’re hoping BTB Readers will lend a paw hand in finding homes for them.

CARES is waiving the usual $60 adoption fee as an incentive, but since these fees help fund CARES’ work, anyone who wishes to donate the fee back to CARES is greatly appreciated.

They initiated the rescue because the overwhelming number of cats had become an issue. With the owner’s agreement, CARES will remove the cats eight at a time and take them to the nonprofit Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project for spaying, neutering, checkup and rabies vaccination. The first appointments have been set for Oct. 3 and Oct. 6, and the cats will need homes immediately afterward.

CARES volunteers say the cats (and several kittens) they have come into contact with so far have been very friendly and loving despite their circumstances. The cats spend time outside as well as indoors.

Hard-sided plastic cat carriers are also needed to move the cats to and from the Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project since the project does not allow the use of cardboard carriers. Either temporary loan or permanent donation of the carriers would be appreciated.

CARES, which stands for Community Animal Resource & Education Society, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides animal care and control services for Burien. The organization’s mission is to encourage responsible pet ownership and enforce animal laws and ordinances in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of people and animals in Burien.

To adopt a cat or for more information, call 206-81-CARES or email [email protected] [2].

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