WEEHAWKEN AND BEYOND --Over the weekend, The Reporter broke the news about dozens of cats who were in need of a home before Tuesday after they were scheduled to be removed from a residence in Hudson County.
Although exact details weren’t released to the press due to privacy concerns for the owner, volunteers from throughout Hudson County banded together to make sure that the formerly-feral cats were relocated safely.
Local volunteers from Weehawken and Union City worked throughout the weekend to relocate the cats to Secaucus Animal Hospital, which graciously donated their space for the cause.
Though originally 40 cats were thought to reside at the home, by Monday night volunteers reported that 38 cats had been extracted from the residence and they expected that there were approximately 15 left.
Volunteers said that cats who were too sick or feral to be relocated were scheduled to be put down by the ASPCA this morning per the owner’s request.
All of the cats will be temporarily housed at the Secaucus Animal Hospital, but their ultimate fate has not yet been determined. The “indoor ready” cats will be up for adoption from the hospital, but others (who are determined to be outdoor cats) may be headed for cat colonies or barns.
There are plenty of cats available for adoption – according to one volunteer, there are literally cats in the offices and conference rooms at Secaucus Animal Hospital!
All of the cats up for adoption are spayed and neutered, and are adult cats.
For more information on adopting one of the cats at the Secaucus shelter, please call (201) 867-4795.