PASADENA (CNS) - Many of the 52 cats and kittens rescued by Pasadena Humane from a local owner hoarding them in unsanitary conditions will be looking for new homes this weekend, officials announced today.
Pasadena Humane has provided necessary medical care and given the felines holiday-themed names to encourage residents to adopt the so-called ``Christmas Cats.''
Jolly, Merry, Jingle and their buddies will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before heading home with new owners.
``We are counting on the support of the community to help us find homes for the cats,'' Pasadena Humane President and CEO Dia DuVernet said. ``If you are able to open your heart and home this holiday season, please consider adopting one of the Christmas Cats.''
The cats were living in the home and in a crawlspace under the house in what the agency called a ``hoarding situation.'' The exact location was not identified.
Pasadena Humane will also host a Winter Wonderland cat adoption event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m on Saturday. Discounted adoptions will be available for all cats 6 months and older. No appointment is necessary.
More information about the cats is available at pasadenahumane.org.