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Hoping for a home

Eileen Joyce
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The 49 cats and kittens seized by animal control officers from a property off Bitney Springs Road Tuesday are at the Nevada County Animal Shelter and looking for new homes.

“Twenty-five of them are kittens, probably 6 to 7 weeks old,” said Nevada County Agriculture Commissioner Paul Boch. “They’re tame, they’re friendly, and they just need good homes.”

Tuesday’s seizure bumped the number of felines at the shelter to more than 60, said animal control officer Bruce Baggett. “We need to find homes for them,” he said.

If people can’t actually adopt, but want to foster a cat or kitten, AnimalSave will pay for food and veterinary care until a permanent home can be found, said Debra Sandler, coordinator of AnimalSave’s Foster Adoption Program.

Sandler said the number of animals euthanized in western Nevada County animal shelters this year is down because more people are adopting pets.

“We want to continue that trend,” she said.

The Nevada County Animal Shelter, 14647 McCourtney Road, is open Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon.

For more information on AnimalSave’s Foster Adoption Program, call 271-7071.

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