Poor darlings

Twelve cats abandoned at former dump rescued.  Sort of.

Even though the cats are being rescued from a death by starvation, not all of them will survive. Some will have to be euthanized because the SPCA won’t be able to find new owners for them all, said shelter volunteer Cheryl Ellis.

“We wont be able to re-home them,” said Ellis. “These cats are feral cats; they’re sick cats. The bottom line is there’s too many cats and not enough homes.”

The St. John’s SPCA website says the shelter can comfortably hold 20 cats and 12 dogs at any given time.

Even if the cats were healthy, staff would still have a hard time finding permanent homes for them, said Ellis.

“At least when we go on properties with dogs, many of them we can bring back to the shelter because they are adoptable, or at least just with some basic training, they can be adopted, but these poor darlings don’t stand a chance.”


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