51 cats surrendered from Cañon City home

CANON CITY, Colo. (KKTV) - Fifty-one cats were removed from one Cañon City home.

"It blew me away, two truckloads, twice,” neighbor Judy Rucker told 11 News.

The Humane Society of Fremont County tells 11 News they saw the owner's Facebook post when it got shared, saying because of an eviction, the animals had to go.

"At that point I thought, 'Oh my gosh, here's got to be a lot of cats.' We never knew it,” Rucker said.

The owner surrendered the cats to the humane society.

"We have four adult females that are pregnant. We have lots of kittens -- we have 3-week-old kittens, we have kittens with upper respiratory issues like the ones right behind me. These two cats behind you, they have mouth ulcers, they are missing their top lips,” said Humane Society of Fremont County Executive Director Doug Rae.

The cats will eventually be up for adoption once they are better. That could be a week to a few months, depending on the cat.

"We're trying our best to match up, this one looks like it goes with this mom and this one looks like it goes with this mom, and if we're not sure, we'll put them together, and if the mom is refusing the kittens, we know we chose wrong,” Rae said.

11 News could not get ahold of the cat owner.

If you’d like to help the Humane Society of Fremont County with donations or kitten food, or if you’re interested in adopting an animal go to their website: