ABERDEEN, NJ – The Monmouth County SPCA is seeking to identify a woman who abandoned 20 cats at their office this weekend. While the organization admits the person was trying to do a good deed, also stated that the act of abandoning pets is illegal in New Jersey.
“Early this Saturday morning, a white female in a black Mazda CX-7 (with a blocked out license plate) left 20 cats outside our doors. All 20 of the cats were stuffed into 2 crates without food or water & a note that said their caretaker had passed away,” the SPCA said. “We understand that this individual was trying to do the right thing however it is totally inappropriate and unsafe to abandon animals outside – not to mention, illegal by NJ state law. The Monmouth County SPCA is always here to help, as we have been doing for years and years, and we’re saddened that this woman felt abandoning these animals was her only option.”
All of the cats are now in good hands, were given warm bedding and meals, which they ate ravenously, and are being assessed medically to make sure none of them need immediate attention.
If you can identify this woman or have any information, please call the Monmouth County Cruelty Hotline at (877) 898-7297. You can remain anonymous.
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