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Clinics, volunteers join forces to save cats seized from Texas City animal shelter

by Christopher Smith Gonzalez/ The Daily News

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Posted on January 5, 2012 at 10:37 AM

TEXAS CITY, Texas — Cages with cats lined the hallways and the multipurpose room Wednesday at the Galveston County Animal Resource Center.

Volunteers and employees of the resource center hurried up and down the halls carrying food and supplies while others prepared cages and fed cats.

The center was caring for most of the 168 live cats seized Tuesday from Whiskerville Animal Sanctuary. Animal control officers responded to complaints the cats were being neglected, and 27 cats were found dead, said Kurt Koopmann, a spokesman for the Galveston County Health District.

Of the 168 live cats, some have been sent to local veterinary clinics for treatment, 36 have gone to the Galveston Island Humane Society shelter and 40 more will go to the Houston Humane Society, Koopmann said.

Click here for more on this story from The Galveston County Daily News.

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