Our Animal Rescue Team is responding to an alleged cruelty and neglect case in Crystal Springs, Mississippi, where more than 170 cats were trapped in horrific conditions, with overflowing litter boxes and dirty cages stacked on top of one another.
These cats show signs of extreme neglect, and several are in dire need of medical attention. Many cats have no apparent access to clean water. Your support is urgently needed to help these animals and others like them.
Feb. 8: The cats are receiving much-needed veterinary attention and TLC at our temporary shelter. We are starting to transfer those who are ready to shelter and rescue partners for adoption into loving homes!
Jan. 31: Our Animal Rescue Team is on the ground in Crystal Springs, Mississippi, where more than 170 cats are suffering from what is alleged to be appalling neglect. Many cats were trapped in filthy conditions without apparent access to food and water. Some are even missing their fur and need veterinary attention. Donate now to help these animals get the urgent care they need and support all our lifesaving work.
We rescued more than 170 cats suffering from alleged cruelty and neglect in Crystal Springs, MS. Your support is needed NOW more than ever to give these cats and other animals the life they deserve.
Was the owner of the property/animals arrested?
Local law enforcement is handling the investigation and is best suited to answer any questions regarding charges.
What will happen to the animals now?
The animals have been moved to a safe, undisclosed location where they are receiving much-needed care. When ready, they will be available for adoption through our rescue partners.
Can I adopt one of the cats?
Right now, the cats are at a safe, undisclosed location where they are receiving much-needed veterinary care while we work with our shelter and rescue partners to place cats into their adoption programs. Several of the cats have already been placed with our shelter and rescue partners listed below. Please contact the individual organizations below for more information on fostering or adopting.
- Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton (MA)
- Cat Depot (FL)
- Humane Society of Chittenden County (VT)
- Humane Society Naples (FL)
- Kentucky Humane Society (KY)
- Leon County Humane Society (FL)
- Monadnock Humane Society (NH)
- MSPCA (MA)
- Nashville Humane Association (TN)
- Richmond SPCA (VA)
- Second Chance Animal Services (MA)
Can I volunteer to help?
Thanks for your interest! Learn more about becoming an Animal Rescue Team volunteer.