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Threatened by floods, a shelter evacuates its cats in an emergency and receives help from an association

In a Georgia town severely affected by flooding, the community is rallying to save cats from a shelter threatened by rising waters. 19 felines were able to be evacuated, a dozen of them having been taken care of by a single association.

The northwestern state of Georgia (southern United States) is facing major flooding. On Sunday, September 4, the County Animal Service Shelter Chattooga had to ask the local associations for help to evacuate her cats, because the water risked invading the reception structure.

19 animals were thus saved in a hurry, reported 11Alive. 8 were admitted to a veterinary clinic in Summervillewhile the other 11 landed at the shelter Floyd Felines and Friends.

Its vice-president Mary Kate McCaffrey was attending Mass on Sunday morning when she was contacted about it. She immediately took action and organized the care of the felines.

Illustration of the article: Threatened by floods, a shelter evacuates its cats in an emergency and receives help from an association

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Stancat with a red coat, is one of these animals rescued and now pampered by the volunteers of Floyd Felines and Friends. Like his congeners, he was examined, treated and chipped. They will stay at the shelter until loving families are found for them.

“We do it because we love animals”

Pour Mary Kate McCaffrey and his comrades, fostering 11 cats at once is anything but easy, especially financially. ” We will have to count a minimum of 200 dollars per cat for the veterinarian, to house it, to feed it, to treat it if it falls ill “explains the vice-president. A call for donations has therefore been launched on the page Facebook from the Association.

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Stan and the others are now in safe hands and away from the danger of flooding. And it’s thanks to a handful of willing and committed people. ” We live for it. We do it every day. We are all volunteers. Nobody is paid. We do it because we love animals », concludes Mary Kate McCaffrey.