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Humane Society Rescues 43 Animals from NC Breeder

A goat, a rabbit, six dogs, and 35 domestic and exotic cats have been retrieved from a rural breeder’s home in North Carolina, thanks in part to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

“The cats include domestic breeds and Savannah cats, which is a hybrid produced by breeding domestic cats to wild African serval cats,” HSUS notes.

“The animals were being housed in unsanitary conditions and lacked proper socialization and medical care. The Davie County Sheriff’s Department seized the animals. Hybrid Savannah cats do not make suitable pets and exhibit wild instincts, including excessive spraying to mark their territory; HSUS warns against private ownership of these animals.”

HSUS’s North Carolina director also noted the fact that there are too many cats (compared to owners) in North Carolina and breeding more is irresponsible.

“With thousands of homeless cats currently languishing in North Carolina shelters it is especially wrong to have a commercial breeding facility in our state churning out cats and adding to the problem,” said Kim Alboum, North Carolina state director for The HSUS. “These cats should not be living in small cages and suffering for the financial gain of their owner.”




3 comments
  1. AnneHSUS

    Thanks so much for sharing this story!  All of us at the HSUS are very glad that these animals are currently safe and receiving the care that they need.

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