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Oregon Humane Society receives dozens of cats from hospitalized owner

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

The Oregon Humane Society has 39 new cats that will be up for adoption after they were turned over by their seriously ill owner in West Linn.

The cats arrived at the Oregon Humane Society on Monday. The unexpected arrival of so many cats has forced shelter staff to convert dog kennels into living spaces for the felines.

The Oregon Humane Society was already operating at capacity with nearly 100 cats in the shelter.

The new arrivals were examined, vaccinated and weighed. Workers said they are healthy and social and appear to have been well cared for by their owner.  

This is not considered a neglect case.

"We are answering a call from the West Linn police department, which wanted to help a seriously ill individual who loved his cats but realized he couldn't physically care for them any longer," said David Lytle, OHS public affairs manager.

The cats are all adults and include a variety of short, medium and long-haired breeds. About 15 of the cats will be available for adoption Friday, with the remaining cats coming up for adoption soon after. 

The cats will appear on the Oregon Humane Society website when they are available to be adopted.

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