In Bremerton a couple has surrendered over six dozen cats and kittens that were living in very bad conditions inside of a camping trailer. A police tip led the animal rescuers to the trailer, where they discovered over 70 cats of all ages. On March 8, 2013 Officer Chase Connolly was at the scene to help rescue the animals and said that they covered nearly every inch of the floor inside the trailer. The office said that "the smell was overwhelming; to where we had to wear masks just to enter the property and alternate them out with new masks just to enter the property and alternate them out with new ones to keep removing animals."
There were so many cats there to be rescued that the Kitsap Humane Society is now at its fullest capacity. All of the felines are currently being treated for multiple parasites as well as eye infections. Dr. Jen Stonequist has said that some the cats were a bit underweight, but none of them appeared to be neglected. She went on to say "they were really loved where they were, I think the people just didn't have the resources to spay and neuter the cats that they had, and unfortunately it just resulted in an explosion of kittens."
The smallest of the felines currently weighs only 10 ounces. Staff members at the shelter have named the tiny kitten Zeus as they want him to know that he is a fighter. If the couple continues to be cooperative and agrees to surrender their remaining cats, police state that they will not face any criminal charges in this case. Rescuers have said that this is a case of good intentions that simply got out of their control. They will be allowed to keep four of the cats, which is the cities limit.
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