SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Earlier this week, 22News showed you that the MSPCA, Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society and the Animal Rescue League were granted custody of 43 cats removed from a condemned Ludlow home . Now the agencies, specifically Dakin, are faced with a new challenge: while some of the cats survived the experience with no health or behavioral issues, others are shy.
That is an issue because cats that don't play and show their personalities are harder to be noticed by the people who visit the shelter. Candy Lash of Dakin told 22News that shy cats can be great pets, but a few things need to be understood.
"We're really looking for that special person that's able to welcome them into their home and understand that this is going to be a kitty that may live under the bed, may live behind the couch, may seek out hiding places to feel comfortable and safe," Candy Lash of Dakin said.
Dakin still has six cats from the Ludlow home. Three of them are still receiving medical treatments, but if you're interested in learning more about them, let the Dakin staff know. You can contact Dakin PVHS in Springfield at (413) 781-4000.