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Cats impounded from Woodland home readied for adoption

More than 30 cats removed from a Woodland home last month in a possible case of animal hoarding are being prepared for adoption, according to Yolo County Animal Services.

Forty-two cats were impounded in a case that began Sept. 30 when Animal Services received a call from Yolo County Child Protective Services saying that the agency had information about cats locked in a room at a home in the 300 block of North Pioneer Avenue.

Forty-one of the cats were relinquished to the custody of Yolo County by the responsible parties Thursday, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office’s Animal Services Division updating the case. Officials said one cat was found to have a microchip identification and was returned to the registered owner in Sacramento, where the suspect in the case previously lived.

Most of the cats are in the care of shelter contract veterinarians and are improving. Officials said one cat had to be euthanized due to its medical condition. The remaining cats have tested negative for feline leukemia and feline AIDs, have been vaccinated and treated for parasites. A couple of the animals will require dental care and three will require surgical removal of one eye, according to the news release.

Approximately 30 to 35 of the cats are of a temperament that makes them ready for adoptive homes, officials said. The remaining cats eventually will be able to go to new homes, but are more shy and may fare better with caregivers who understand this.

For more information, call Yolo County Animal Services at (530) 668-5287.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.