PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - More than 100 cats taken from a no-kill shelter in Colorado are continuing to recover, according to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region.
On Thursday, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region announced some of the cats will be available for adoption as soon as Friday. You can read more on the latest update at the bottom of this article.
Click here for more information on adoption at the humane society.
On Sept. 9, the Humane Society reported their Animal Law Enforcement team impounded the animals from Steel City Alley Cats Coalition (SCACC) in Pueblo following a month-long investigation. Authorities felt they had enough evidence to search the coalition based on potential charges of animal neglect. The humane society said SCACC had failed three consecutive Department of Agriculture’s Pet Animal Care Facility Act reports due to unsafe conditions. The unsafe conditions included not quarantining diseased cats and not providing proper medical attention to cats in need. All together, 135 cats were taken from Steel City Alley Cats Coalition.
SCACC is a no-kill shelter according to its Facebook page.
As of Sept. 16, four cats had to be euthanized for severe medical issues including chronic pneumonia, stomatitis, panleukopenia, anorexia and dehydration. Two more died just before they were about to be humanely euthanized due to their condition. The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak region is still caring for 129 of the original 135 cats.
A judge ruled there was probable cause to impound the cats for their safety. According to the humane society, the owner of SCACC was present at the probable cause hearing.
A charge request was submitted to the DA's office for neglect charges involving all 135 cats seized.