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Orange Co. Rescues 10 Cats Seized From Adoption Facility

Posted January 28, 2008 10:38 a.m. EST
Updated January 28, 2008 11:03 a.m. EST

— The Orange County Animal Services Department took in 10 cats from an adoption facility that a court had ordered be shut down.

A district court ordered All Creatures Great and Small in Hendersonville to close immediately, make improvements and release its 350 animals to other shelters.

The Orange County Animal Shelter rescued 10 of the seized cats. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services was arranging for  other animal shelters and rescue organizations to take in the rest of the animals.

Shelter staff were evaluating the cats and giving them any necessary medical treatment. Staffers said most of the cats will be ready for adoption by Thursday.

To see animals available for adoption at the Orange County Animal Shelter, click here.