Many available for adoption this week
Sixteen cats were surrendered to the Manchester Police Department Animal Control Division and brought to Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter (FMAS) after their owner passed away.
On average, the cats are about 10 years old and many were in need of extensive medical or dental care, but after being treated, all will be released for adoption at FMAS this week.
“This is a sad case where we know that the owner loved her pets very much, but because her family was unable to care for the cats, they ended up here at the shelter,” said Assistant Shelter Manager, Samantha Stein. “All the cats are very friendly and don’t mind being held or picked up, so we know they were loved.”
The cats will receive full medical exams, necessary medical and dental care, vaccinations and spay/neuter surgery, if necessary, before they are ready for adoption. Stein believes about half will be ready for their new families by the end of this week.
“These cats may be more difficult to place due to their age, but they still have a lot of life to live and a lot more love to give,” commented Stein. “Most indoor cats can live up to 17, or more, happy and healthy years.”
For more information on these cats or any animals in the care of FMAS, please visit the website manchesteranimalshelter.org or stop by the shelter.
Donations for the care of these animals are gladly accepted online or by mail to 490 Dunbarton Road, Manchester, NH 03102.
About Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter (FMAS)
FMAS is a non-profit, NO KILL shelter and pet resource center. We believe that all animals are deserving of life, respect and care. We provide medical care, spay/neuter, vaccinations, and daily care to over 1,500 abused, abandoned and homeless Manchester animals each year, and also aid thousands of pets and their families each year through our free and low-cost spay/neuter programs, community resources, and pet food pantry.
Over the past 16 years FMAS has provided care and found loving homes for over 20,000 animals.
Visit us at 490 Dunbarton Rd in Manchester, or on the web at www.manchesteranimalshelter.org.