Almost 300 days later…four of the most deserving cats in Michigan have ALL BEEN ADOPTED and are out of the shelter and the small cages that they have been living in for almost a year.
April 16th was FREEDOM DAY. They were seized by Wexford County on July 5th, 2012 when their owner moved and left the four cats in the house. The case didn’t make much progress and the cats sat in limbo, taking up much needed cage space as other cats were taken into the shelter.
That was their life – in a small cage for 286 days. And then they were finally put up for adoption.
As more volunteers started interacting with these cats in the past few months, they started wondering what was going on and why the cats were still there.
After contacting the County Prosecutor, I learned that the next move in the case would be the County getting a court order to get the cats released from the owner. The problem was that they didn’t know the whereabouts of the owner’s current residence.
Luckily, a volunteer at the shelter was able to locate the owner and get him to sign over the cats about a week ago. Success! Freedom!
They are no longer just called the “court case cats.”
They are CHICA, BUDDY, BUDDHA and ECHO and they all have homes now.
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