Beginning tomorrow, nearly two dozen cats who were victims of the Camp Fire will be available for adoption. The cats have been at Nevada Humane Society for ten days, after arriving from FieldHaven Feline Center in Lincoln and the Alley Cat Allies Recovery Center in Marysville, both in northern California. The cats were found among the remains of Paradise and their families have not been located or have chosen to give up their cat due to extenuating circumstances.
“All of us understand the tragedy that surrounds these cats. As a group, we came to a decision to take those that have been in shelters longer than others or who no longer have a family and give them the second chance they deserve—a new home and a new family,” said Greg Hall, CEO for Nevada Humane Society. “We have reunited one cat with her family, and several others are pending as we work out the details, but the remaining cats will be available for adoption beginning tomorrow. People are already asking about them and we know that finding them loving new families will not be hard.”
Efforts to reunite lost pets with their families has been ongoing since December. On February 11, these cats were transferred to Nevada Humane Society to increase their ability to be seen by more people, with the goal that after a ten-day hold, they would be available for adoption. That day is tomorrow, February 21.
There are still hundreds of cats waiting to be rescued in the fire zone and it’s anticipated more transports will happen soon, focusing on the cats that have been waiting at FieldHaven Feline Center the longest. This not only brings a greater reach to families who are missing the cats, but it gives the cats the opportunity to find the loving new homes they deserve.
If you are a victim of the Camp Fire and missing your cat, please contact Nevada Humane Society immediately at 775-856-2000 ext. 301 or 302, or FieldHaven Feline Center at 916-434-6022. You can also see photos of the cats on Nevada Humane Society’s Facebook page.
About FieldHaven Feline Center: Using a multi-faceted approach to helping cats and people in need, FieldHaven Feline Center saves and enhances the lives of 1,000s of cat each year. From bottle babies to ferals to end-of-life care we have programs to offer solutions to many of the challenges facing cats in our society. Our motto is for all cats in need, a solution. Our Federal Tax is 30-0240427.
About Nevada Humane Society: Nevada Humane Society is a non-profit, charitable, animal shelter whose work is made possible by donations. The mission is to care for pets, find them homes and save lives. The vision is that all pets should have a healthy, happy life. The guiding principles are to promote humane treatment, relieve suffering, operate no-kill shelters and educate and engage the community. Our Federal Tax ID is 88-0072720.