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Forum staff reports, Published October 21 2009

Fargo man surrenders 34 cats

A Fargo man who’s relocating surrendered his 34 cats Monday night to the FM Humane Society.

Executive Director Nukhet Hendricks said the man had so many cats simply because he wanted “to do good.”

“He said it started with a box of kittens left on his doorstep,” Hendricks said. “For years, it got out of hand. The gentleman is relocating, and therefore he needed a place for all his animals.”

The FM Humane Society and Fargo Police Department Animal Control took in the 34 cats Monday. They are now being housed at the North Dakota State University Veterinary Technology Department.

“They are surprisingly very well taken care of,” Hendricks said.

She said that because officials have no access to the cats’ health history, the cats will receive veterinary examinations and vaccinations.

Then they’ll be available for adoption.

The FM Humane Society is accepting cash donations to cover the veterinary care and vaccinations.

The organization is also accepting donated clay cat litter, Purina Kitten Chow, Purina Cat Chow, towels and fleece material pieces for the kennels.

To help, call (701) 239-0077. To drop off donations, label them “Rescue Cats” and drop them off at the FM Humane Society at 1201 28th Ave. N. in Fargo.