On June 14, the Humane Society of the United States assisted in the rescue of nearly 200 cats, kittens and dogs from a large-scale alleged neglect situation in Killeen, Texas. This week, the animals will begin to be transported to seek placement through the Humane Society of the United States’ Shelter and Rescue Partners. Partners accepting animals from the case include Nashville Humane Society, Brandywine Valley SPCA and Safe Haven for Cats.

At the time of the rescue, many of the cats and kittens were in urgent need of veterinary assistance, with conditions including upper respiratory infections, ringworm and panleukopenia. The animals began their road to recovery in a temporary shelter at an undisclosed location, with care provided by responders from the Humane Society of the United States and RedRover, as well as a team of veterinarians. Once in the care of shelter and rescue partners, the animals will continue to receive the necessary veterinary care and will be made available for adoption into loving homes.

“These cats and dogs have come a long way from the terrible conditions we found them in last month,” said Jessica Johnson, director of animal crimes for the Humane Society of the United States. “Each day, they have gotten stronger and we have been inspired by their resiliency as their personalities have started to emerge. We are thrilled that these animals are taking the next step on their journey as they begin to seek homes, and we are grateful to our partners for opening their doors.”


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