Our network

County Caring For Seized Cats | Pets

Title (Max 100 Characters)

County Caring For Seized Cats

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA) -- More than 100 cats were seized from a home in Annandale in November, now those cats need medical care and new homes, Fairfax County Animal Shelter Officials said in a news release. 

"The shelter currently has more than 100 cats from the Annandale case in its care. The sick and/or young cats have been sent to shelter-approved foster homes and are receiving medical treatment from the shelter's contract veterinarian," the news release stated.

Most of the seized cats had upper respiratory infections and parasites. Others had slightly more serious medical issues and are being treated, stated officials.

Officials tell 9 News Now 17 of those cats have already been treated, adopted out to homes or transferred to another organization.

Not every cat was so lucky.

"Cats that had untreatable medical illnesses or those that did not get better with medical treatment had to be euthanized for humane reasons," officials said.

Officials with the Fairfax County Police Department says that earlier reports saying that all cats that did not immediately have foster homes would be euthanized are false.

Three  cats are currently available for adoption at the shelter. If you'd like to adopt one of these cats, contact the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.

Officials say part of the care for these cats has been funded through private donations.