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Heath Shelter Takes in 32 Abandoned Cats

HEATH (Jen French/Ken Hines) -- Central Ohio humane society workers are attempting to find homes  for 32 cats who were abandoned at a rental home.

The cats are being held at the Licking County Humane Shelter while employees prepare to offer the animals for adoption starting on Saturday.

The cats were found at a farm house on Lake Dr. in June after their owners were evicted from the home.

We've had to deal directly with the landlord, who lives out of state, said Licking County Humane Society Executive Director Lori Carlson.

Carlson does not believe the cats were abused by their owners, but their abandonment has led to pending charges of cruelty and neglect in Heath.

"They had collected a lot of cats over the years, Carlson said. When they were evicted from the property, they apparently didn't take the cats with them. [They] didn't know what to do with all of the cats."

The cats can be adopted on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Licking County Humane Shelter at a cost of $25 per animal. Each cat has been vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and treated for fleas and worms.
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