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Dozens of cats taped into shopping cart and abandoned at New York shelter

Authorities would like to know the history of the abandoned cats to help the cats get great new homes.
NYC AC&C via the Daily News

New York City Animal Care and Control Brooklyn's shelter has been deluged with dozens of stray cats left at the door locked in milk crates and taped in shopping crates reports the New York Daily News. Eleven cats appeared on the shelter's doorstep on August 15 sealed in eight containers and left in a shopping cart.

Now just three days later, another dozen cats were abandoned in the same manner. No one knows who is doing this, however the cats are not hurt and seem pretty healthy.

Most shelters are overwhelmed and overcrowded with dogs and cats; especially during the summer months. Some of the cats have already found homes, but the shelter is asking the public for help and to spread the word about the beautiful cats available for adoption.

The shelter director, Risa Weinstock hoped the person(s) who dropped the cats off would come forward just to provide some background information for the cats which makes it easier to find these cats adoptive homes.

"Our goal is to re-home unclaimed animals that come our way, and having more details about an animal’s background significantly helps our efforts at doing so,” Weinstock told the Daily News.

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