There are still about 35 cats/kittens (and these are mostly kittens under a year old) that need rescue commitment. We all know their fate if they stay in a kill shelter. Here's the plea from the owner (Weatherford, TX is a few miles west of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex):
I am in a desperate situation and am looking for assistance from every resource possible... as a possible help for cats taken from my home. I have been doing rescue and foster work for the last couple of years and this year became overrun with kittens and was well over my legal limit for my municipality and have had all animals (even my personal pets) seized from my home.
I have been told by Animal Control police that if I surrender the foster cats to the Weatherford Shelter, then registered 501c3 organizations can pull them from the shelter. These cats are all social, and some have been completely vetted (tested, spay/neuter, full vaccinations, very healthy), but I have had a hard time with adoptions this summer - my last adoption was in March of this year.
Is there any way that your group could pull even 2-3 cats from this shelter and place them with your foster homes? I am trying to line up as many groups as possible to contact the shelter to let them know that you will take a specific number of cats once they are signed over to the shelter.
The investigating Animal Control Officer is Joe Davis and the shelter director is Dustin Deel. Groups can call and leave their information on the general information voicemail and Dustin will get the messages. The shelter phone number is (817) 598-4111; if someone does answer, which they might because they are working this case, you can ask for Joe Davis, Dustin Deel or Steve Bates. This is a desperate situation, as none of these cats needs to be put down, but the total number is far more than the shelter has room, budget, or staff for and they are of course a kill shelter. If you are interested in particular types of cats, I can send you a list of those that need claiming, with physical descriptions of the cats, their medical status, personality traits, and gender/age - let me know if you would like this list.
Thank you for any assistance you can offer. Feel free to pass this plea along to any other groups you know, even if you think they can only take one cat. Also feel free to pass along my contact information, which is below.