Volunteers Jennifer and Samantha Newman have a system – Jennifer cleans and Samantha cuddles with the cats. But this system is being put on overload at Iowa`s Animal Rescue League in Des Moines.
Executive director Tom Colvin says, “We`ve had a couple of situations regarding hoarders, cat hoarders that the cats had to be removed from their home.”
After rescuing more than a hundred cats from just a few homes, the ARL is short on space. Colvin says, “We are certainly at capacity. And we are overflowed from capacity quite frankly.”
42 cats were taken from just one home this week.
With more than 1200 animals in its care, most of them cats, the ARL is doing everything it can to find good homes for these animals.
12-year-old Rachel Reidburn`s visited numerous times looking for the perfect cat. She says she`d prefer a female cat, but her number one priority is personality.