From Jan. 3-7, Pierce County Animal Control brought a total of 35 animals to the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County after being found in an unsafe, overcrowded dwelling in Tacoma.
The shelter is currently caring for the 10 cats, eight dogs, six hamsters, five ferrets, three mice, two rats, and one parrot.
The animals vary in age and breed, and include four sphynx cats and six puppies.
All of the animals arrived at the shelter with various health conditions.
Many of the cats arrived with upper respiratory infections and dirty, urine-stained fur. One of the ferrets arrived underweight and with hair loss.
The shelter’s staff and veterinary team are providing essential medications, medical treatments, nourishment, and comprehensive care for each of the pets.
Donations are urgently needed from the community to help the shelter provide the daily lifesaving care needed for these 35 animals and the many others coming through the shelter’s doors in need of immediate care.
Donations can be made on the shelter’s website at: https://www.thehumanesociety.org/35-pets/.