KALAMAZOO, Mich. — — 33 cats being kept in small cages were discovered by police overnight Tuesday.
The Kalamazoo County Animal Services and Enforcement (KCASE) facility took the cats into their shelter after getting them all vaccinated. Animal Control Officer Mark Vanderberg said it's very unusual to find this many animals in one place.
“In 15 years, I can say this is probably the most cats I’ve taken in at one time," Mark said Friday.
The cats were found stuffed into several small cages. Mark says that while they certainly weren't in ideal living conditions, the cats were in surprisingly good health.
He said, “None of them were angry, which was amazing. We were able to handle them, get them all brought in, got them all shots, got them all vaccinated, got them comfortable in a kennel.”
The KCASE opened their new 5 million dollar facility in November, but after Tuesday's situation, they are already at capacity. Mark saying Friday, "Thankfully we have this facility that we were able to bring these cats into and continue to keep them healthy and continue to, well, serve the public in a way that Kalamazoo needs at this time.”
The cats are ready to be adopted. Adoption fees are $80, which includes spaying/neutering.