The staff at Bridgeport’s animal shelter is pleading with the public to help save the lives of several cats that might be put down if they do not get homes.
According to News 12, the shelter has about 40 cats, which is about twice as many as the establishment’s capacity.
Animal control officials said all adoption fees for cats and kittens will be covered by the charitable organization T.A.I.L.S.
Shelter staff said they might have to start euthanizing some of the cats if they can’t find homes for them soon.
Bridgeport Animal Control is located at 236 Evergreen Street in Bridgeport.
Here is a message from Jimmy Gonzalez, the city’s Animal Control Officer, posted on his department’s Facebook page:
I would like to first off thank everyone that has applauded my decision in stepping up and asking for help with our overpopulation of cats. It was a tough call to make but I know I could always count on so many of you to come down and show your support. We have had some close calls over the years but with such strong support from the media and of course social media we have been able to keep animals from dying. Thank you to Renee Chmiel from channel 12 and also to Beau Berman from Fox 61. Truly compassionate reporters! I also want to thank our circle of friends, and crossposters, you guys have always been the ones that make sure shelter pets get a second chance. I also want to thank Dorrie Harris, Amy Hodgins, and Betty Ferguson from T.A.I.L.S for helping us get the cats vet care. I also could not forget to thank Kitten Associates and Animal Nation for adopting cats. I also want to thank Ruff Start- Happy Tails for adopting Denali
It means so much to me that I know I can always count on all of you but please remember we are not at all out of this mess yet. DO NOT FORGET to keep crossposting shelters and rescue groups. We may be out of danger for now but no one knows what tomorrow may bring…….Support your local shelter!!!
ACO Jimmy Gonzalez