Eviction in Spain Leaves 124 Cats Homeless

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Eviction can be devastating for all parties involved. The same is true for the animals who reside there too. Recently, 124 cats found themselves homeless, along with their owner. Life was turned upside down for both the owner, and the cats, as a result of the eviction.

Charities in Southern Spain are urgently seeking placement of 124 cats. 

Initially, S.P.A.M.A. Safor, an animal shelter in the southeastern seaside town of Gandia, was told that there were 96 cats in total. Upon inspection, the cats had been living in a 1,000 square foot apartment with their owner.

Photo by S.P.A.M.F.A. Safor

But already housing over 200 animals, S.P.A.M.A. does not have the space to take all of the cats in. 

Salvadora Tormas, who works with the shelter, said they collected 48 cats on Friday alone. After returning Saturday to collect the remaining cats with the help of the owner, they shockingly found themselves leaving with a total of 124 cats!

“It’s a disaster. Someone should have helped this guy,” she said.

Volunteers are working tirelessly around the clock. Primarily working to deworm, vaccinate, and spay/neuter them. 

So far we have collected 124 cats from this house. Cats who haven’t seen sunshine and haven’t received any veterinary care, or deworming since they were born, even though they haven’t been hungry.

Together males and females raising in every heat. The number that will have passed away is countless. They’re not bad, but they’re scared.

Photo by S.P.A.M.F.A. Safor

How does someone end up with 124 cats?

Frequently causing these types of situations, is the desire to care for an animal or two that appear to be in need. Ideally, the person wants to love and provide for the animals. Realistically, without spay and neuter, things can escalate quickly, resulting in a potential hoarding situation.

How you ask?!

Well, at the very least, spay and neuter helps control the population. Already out of control, there are thousands of animals awaiting homes in shelters across the world. Additionally, there are health benefits for the animals as well. 

Ultimately, this owners story could inspire people across the world. Just knowing there are people you can reach out to, like this shelter, can make a huge difference for the people and the animals.

REMEMBER: ADOPT, DON’T SHOP, MICROCHIP YOUR PETS & SPAY AND NEUTER!

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