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Rescuers get permission to help 400 cats at Lane County property

Shad Carson, a volunteer cat rescuer, told KEZI they are now formulating a rescue plan.

Posted: Aug 22, 2019 6:34 PM

LANE COUNTY, Ore. -- Animal rescuers have gotten the legal permission they need to remove an estimated 400 cats from a home outside of Veneta.

Documents show a woman with power of attorney over the property owner signed the property access agreement with local nonprofit Save the Pets on Wednesday.

RELATED: LANE COUNTY POSTS 'DO NOT ENTER' NOTICE ON HOME WITH HUNDREDS OF CATS

Shad Carson, a volunteer cat rescuer, told KEZI they are now formulating a rescue plan. He said the plan will include getting the cats medical care, spaying and neutering, and removing the cats from property. He said the rescue could take months to complete and more donations of cat food are expected soon.

A woman who claims to live on the property, but not at the home on the property, told KEZI the property owner has been in the hospital for weeks. She said cats have been on the property for over a decade and have continued to multiply.

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