Clackamas

33 kittens rescued from Clackamas County hoarder

AURORA, Ore. – A nonprofit group has rescued 33 kittens from an apparent hoarder in rural Clackamas County.

Meow Village, a feral cat rescue group in Aurora, were tipped off about the hoarding situation and told there were more than 50 cats on the property. After rescuing the kittens a week and a half ago, workers are still in the process of taking in the feral cats.

That involves trapping the cats, getting them neutered, vaccinated, addressing medical issues and transporting them to “barn homes,” said Brooke Lindgren, spokeswoman for Meow Village.

The kittens already rescued were in bad shape, covered in fleas and had varying health problems, such as ringworm, Lindgren said. They are now at Animal Care Clinic in Wilsonville.

Workers are looking for barn homes for the feral cats and are welcoming donations to cover medical costs. You can send checks to Meow Village, P.O. Box 184, Aurora, OR, 97002 or at its website.

To donate food or if you’re interested in serving as a temporary foster home or permanently adopt a cat, please contact the nonprofit at meowvillage@comcast.net or at 503-493-2880.

It's unclear when the rescued kittens will be eligible for adoption.