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Parma animal shelter helping rehabilitate, rehome cats that survived maul in Alabama

Posted at 7:19 PM, Jul 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 09:43:41-04

PARMA, Ohio — A local shelter is assisting in the care of the cats who survived after two dogs mauled dozens of cats and kittens in Alabama.

Workers at an animal shelter in southeastern Alabama came to work Thursday and were shocked to find that two of the dogs had killed 29 cats overnight.

The two dogs forced their way out of their pens and pushed hard enough against the chain-link fences of the cat area to get inside. The incident identified the need for an updated shelter.

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The Northeast Ohio SPCA No-Kill Pet Shelter on Brookpark Road in Parma said it is taking in around 30 cats so they will no longer be in danger.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to help the cats and kittens from Dothan, Alabama,” Executive Director Jeffrey Kocian said. “These little fur babies have been through a lot, and we are eager to help them find a safe and caring forever home.”

Upon arrival, the cats will undergo a health exam and a spay/neuter procedure if needed. The cats will be available for adoption by July 30, according to the shelter.