(May 7, 2010) – United Animal Nations (UAN) has deployed volunteers from throughout
UAN assisted The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), spcaLA and Kern County Animal Control in removing the cats from the property on May 6. PetSmart Charities® donated food and other supplies to the rescue efforts. UAN and The HSUS are now caring for the cats at a temporary shelter in nearby
One of more than 130 cats removed from an overwhelmed sanctuary in Kern County, California on May 7.
The operator of Cause 4 Cats aimed to provide refuge for unwanted cats, but eventually became overwhelmed with more than she could care for property. Negotiations with
“These animals were not getting adequate veterinary care or attention, as is typically the case when a caregiver becomes overwhelmed with too many animals,” said UAN Emergency Services Manager Janell Matthies, who traveled from
Distinguished by their red shirts, UAN’s Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS) volunteers are specially trained to care for animals at temporary shelters after they have been rescued from cruelty and neglect situations or displaced by natural disasters. Twenty EARS volunteers will travel from throughout
Nonprofit organizations that take at least ten of the cats for placement may be eligible for an emergency relief grant to cover medical expenses from PetSmart Charities.
- Read more about this situation on UAN’s Emergency Response Blog.
- Support UAN’s work in by donating to our Disaster Relief Fund.
Founded in 1987, United Animal Nations (UAN) focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the bond between people and animals through a variety of programs, including emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education. Learn more at www.uan.org.