GUELPH, ON (January 27, 2020) – Last week, the Guelph Humane Society (GHS) stepped up and saved the lives of a total of 105 cats when the owner surrendered them into GHS’s care. The cats were all removed from one home with the majority of the cats rescued on Wednesday, January 22 and final cats arriving on Friday end of day. It was all-hands-on-deck at the humane society to ensure ALL of the cats’ were rescued and received immediate care.

GHS appealed to the community for assistance immediately after the cats were surrendered, when they estimated that the rescue would cost a minimum of $20,000. GHS has been overwhelmed by the community’s support and donations. Together the community raised over $30,000 in 72 hours and the generosity keeps pouring in with donations and calls/messages to assist in any way possible. This support will have an incredible impact on these cats.

All of the cats have been assessed and provided with basic medical care, such as vaccinations, microchipping, spays/neuters, and parasite control. Surprisingly, most of the cats appear to be in fair condition, considering the number of cats that were living together. However, GHS has noted several cats in desperate need of additional specialized care. One cat that needed immediate extra care was Sophia (pictured).

Sweet Sophia had her wellness check on last Wednesday and it was evident her eye had a severe prolonged and untreated eye condition. She was in pain and in desperate need of care. GHS immediately scheduled her in for surgery. On Thursday, Sophia had her eye removed and spay at the same time. Now, Sophia is recovering well and is much more comfortable. She is slowly adapting to her new safe home at GHS.

It is important to note that all of the cats are now SAFE and GHS is doing everything they can to help these beautiful cats. The cats are being monitored closely and GHS will keep the community updated as to when they become available for adoption. Please stay tuned on their social media channels and on their website on the Available Animals webpage.

“GHS wishes to thank the everyone for caring and loving these animals as much as you do and providing these cats with all the support they desperately needed,” says Adrienne McBride, Executive Director of GHS. “GHS is so grateful for its network of supporters, volunteers, partners and fosters who all stepped up to the challenge. It was a busy, but very rewarding, few days for the whole GHS team.”

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About the Guelph Humane Society

The Guelph Humane Society advocates for all animals, and in particular those animals whose lives it can influence, through care, education, community support, protection, and leadership. Founded in 1893, the Guelph Humane Society provides care and shelter for approximately 3,000 homeless, stray, injured and abused animals each year in Guelph and Wellington County. GHS is a registered charitable, non-profit organization that does not receive government funding. Visit to discover more.

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Adrienne McBride
Executive Director
Guelph Humane Society