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74 cats and kittens rescued from Des Moines home

DES MOINES – Dozens of cats and kittens were rescued from a home in central Iowa on Tuesday night and are now being cared for by the Animal Rescue League ...

DES MOINES – Dozens of cats and kittens were rescued from a home in central Iowa on Tuesday night and are now being cared for by the Animal Rescue League in Des Moines.

They were called to a home in the 2600 block of 51st Street in Des Moines.

According to the ARL, the group’s Mobile Rescue Teams worked for hours to rescue 74 cats and kittens inside the home. Cats were everywhere in the home, including inside the walls. The floors were covered with bloody diarrhea from cats who were critically ill. 

Many cats were found deformed and several more had life-threatening medical conditions.

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“Our veterinarians arestill examining each of the cats to determine their individualized treatmentplans,” said Tom Colvin, CEO for the ARL  “We are still working to rescuethe remaining cats and like before, we will not stop until every last one isrescued – no matter what it takes.”

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Almost all of thecats will need spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, and microchips in additionto their other medical needs.  Donations are being accepted for the ARL’sMiracle Medical Fund online (http://ow.ly/jXyN50yk853)or by mail/in person at 5452 NE 22nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50313.

No criminal charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing.