Through the kind efforts of the Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies on Friday, nine abandoned cats will have wonderful new lives. For weeks, 16 cats were left to fend for themselves at the Arbor Apartments in Tempe, Ariz. after their owner, Bradley Oliver, 25, left them with no food, water, or air-conditioning. One cat was found dead in a dresser drawer.
According to myfoxphoenix.com, three of the cats have already been adopted, three more were taken in by the Humane Society, and the other nine are now feline inmates at the Maricopa Animal Safe Haven (MASH).
Here the cats and dogs live in jail cells. The program is part of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's no kill animal shelter. The cats snuggle in old sinks and kitty condos, while inmates care for them. Many of these cats are afraid of humans at this time; considering what they went through, however who could blame them? Now the inmates will help the once severely neglected felines become socialized and trust again. When ready, the cats will be placed for adoption.
The therapeutic rehabilitation helps both four legged and two legged participants.
Bradley Oliver faces multiple counts of animal cruelty.
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