La Crescent Animal Rescue takes in cats from hoarding situation

Rescue asks for funds, donations to support cat care.

July 8, 2021 5:02 p.m.

Leah Rivard

Posted on July 8, 2021 5:02 PM

LA CRESCENT, Wisconsin (WKBT) – La Crescent Animal Rescue seeks help after taking in more than 40 cats from a hoarding situation.

Since some of the female cats are pregnant, rescuers expect 60 to 70 cats in three to four months.

Taking in so many animals at once is expensive for a rescue, especially since so many cats need medical attention.

According to Charmaine Uphaus, the cat health coordinator for La Crescent Animal Rescue, this could have been avoided.

Says Uphaus: “I think the situation started out harmlessly, but it got out of hand and that only indicates the need for people to neuter and neuter their animals so that it doesn’t get that far.”

The rescue team received enough donated food to feed the cats but are now looking for other supplies such as paper towels, examination gloves and bleach.

Voluntary helpers are also sought for cleaning and grooming the cats.

You can donate money to the rescue on their Gofundme page.

La Crescent Animal Rescue is a no-kill organization, which means that every cat stays with them until it’s adopted.

Visit the La Crescent Animal Rescue website for more information.