WEST CHESTER, PA (October 12, 2017) – Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) Animal Protective Services Officers removed 60 cats from a residence in West Whiteland Township on Tuesday, October 10. The cats, which include 59 Persian mixes and a domestic medium hair, were surrendered to the BVSPCA.
BVSPCA officers discovered the cats following a request for a welfare check by the West Whiteland Police Department, which had visited the home for an owner health issue. Most of the cats suffered significant matting and needed medical attention for various conditions associated with neglect. The BVSPCA team immediately initiated treatment and grooming, and the cats will begin to be available for adoption today at the West Chester and New Castle Campuses.
This is the second large neglect case received by the BVSPCA this week, the first of which was 32 severely neglected animals seized from a home in Seaford, Delaware, on Sunday. “These tragic cases are a reminder of how important it is for family, friends and neighbors to be alert for unusual circumstances and to immediately report suspected cruelty or neglect,” said Adam Lamb, BVSPCA CEO. “We are hopeful that the 91 surviving animals from these two cases will be able to find loving homes.”
The BVSPCA asks for the community’s help with the costs to care for these 92 animals from the two cases. Donations can be made by mail to: Brandywine Valley SPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380 or by clicking the link below.
Founded in 1929, the Brandywine Valley SPCA is the first open admission shelter in Pennsylvania to achieve No Kill status and serves as the only open admission shelter in both Chester and Delaware Counties. In 2015, the BVSPCA opened its first Animal Health Center in Malvern, Pennsylvania, making veterinary care more accessible to local residents. In 2016, the BVSPCA took on a five-year contract with the Delaware Office of Animal Welfare to provide state-wide animal services, and expanded its reach further into the tri-state area by opening both a second shelter and a second Animal Health Center in New Castle County, Delaware. Shortly after, a PetSmart Everyday Adoption Center was opened in Dover, Delaware. Its mission is to put the “human” back in humane animal treatment and to advocate on their behalf. Each year, the BVSPCA cares for more than 10,000 stray, owner-surrendered, wayward owned, and abused and neglected animals. For more information, please visit www.bvspca.org.
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