Animal control finds more than 20 cats living in abandoned home, animal shelter now seeking home for them

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A strange find in an abandoned home is sparking a call for action for the community Monday morning.

Over the weekend, an animal control officer found more than 20 cats living with no owner. Animal control agents had been monitoring the abandoned home for quite a while and say more than 40 cats had been living there.

On Saturday morning, they brought more than 20 of those cats to the animal shelter to be cared for and put up for adoption.

KC Pet Project officials say the cats appear to be in good health and are very sociable.

Right now the cats are being spayed or neutered along with getting their shots. By the end of the week, they should be ready for adoption.

The sudden influx of cats, though, is creating a bit of stress for shelter employees. That’s because they are running dangerously low on canned cat food to feed all the cats in their care.

If you are able to help, they are asking you to drop off canned cat food at any one of their three locations:

  • Kansas City, MO
    Animal Shelter

    4400 Raytown Rd
    Kansas City, MO 64129

  • Zona Rosa Adoption Center

    7351 NW 87th Terrace
    Kansas City, MO 64153

  • Petco Adoption Center

    11620 W. 95th St.
    Overland Park, KS 66214

You can find out more information on their website kcpetproject.org.

There’s no word on what happened to the original owner of these cats or how long they had been living in the abandoned home.