Local shelter takes in 20 cats, kittens rescued from hoarding situation in Westfield

Hampden County

A local nonprofit cat shelter just took in over 20 cats and kittens that were rescued from a hoarding situation in Westfield.  

The Westfield Homeless Cat Project takes in abandoned, abused, and surrendered cats of all ages. They rely heavily on donations to keep their “no-kill” shelter going.

The shelter also works with different foster homes for cats.

According to the Westfield Homeless Cat Project, more than 750 cats get adopted through their shelter every year.

“We adopt out between 750 and 1,000 cats a year,” said Paul Burt, Westfield Homeless Cat Project Shelter manager. “We do whatever we can to help anybody out in a bad situation.”

The 20 cats that were taken in from the hoarding incident have almost all been adopted.

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