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‘Heartbreaking:’ Wisconsin Humane Society rescues 95 cats from Racine County home

RACINE COUNTY — The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) on Thursday, Feb. 27 removed 95 cats from a single home in Racine County — the largest intake in Racine since WHS acquired the Countryside Humane Society in 2013. In 2008, 120 cats were recovered from a home in Cedarburg.

Feces and urine permeated nearly every surface of the home, according to WHS officials.

When WHS staff arrived at the home, the cats “scrambled into holes in the walls and even the ceiling.” After hours of work, the staff managed to safely contain dozens of cats — and set up traps before they left for the evening — bringing back even more cats over the weekend. WHS officials noted several were deceased.

The Wisconsin Humane Society said the cats and kittens will need a lot of support, both medically and behaviorally.

If you’re interested in making a donation to help them on their road to recovery, CLICK HERE.

If you are interested in adopting, please keep an eye on the “Available Cats” page. WHS officials said Tuesday, March 3 several would be available for adoption before the end of the week, many as “working” cats or “Hidden Treasures”; while others would require more time for behavioral and medical reasons.

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