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Dozens of neglected kittens and cats stuffed into crates abandoned at NJ shelter

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The Associated Humane Societies of Newark, N.J. are offering a $1,000 reward for information on the woman who crammed 39 kittens and cats into five small pet carriers and dropped them off after closing hours at the Evergreen Avenue shelter in Newark on Monday evening.

Described by the organization as a "horrendous scene with many of the cats/kittens in various stages of neglect" the animals have all been medically checked, inoculated, and will continue to receive the care they need until they are ready to be adopted. Many of the kittens and cats suffered from ear, eye and respiratory infections.

According to News12, an Associated Humane Societies driver caught the woman dropping the cats off at the shelter and asked her for her name and to fill out the proper surrender paperwork. The woman refused, but the driver was able to get several photographs of the woman. The owner could face animal cruelty charges.

There is a $40 per animal surrender fee, but fees can be waived in cases of extreme hardship.

Meanwhile contributions are needed to help the cats. Please click here if you would like to help. For more information, please call (973)-824-7080. The cats are not feral and will be available for adoption.

If you recognize this woman, please call the AHS at (973)-824-7080 with any information.

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