Reporting Todd Quinones
PHILADELPHIA, Pa (CBS)- Nearly every space possible is being used, but despite their best efforts the staff at the Pennsylvania SPCA is struggling, many animals could be euthanized if no homes are found.
Calvin Smalls heard about the problem and came with her niece to adopt a kitten,’Oreo.’
“I picked him up, hugged him and he purred. I knew he was for me,” Smalls said.
Just on Tuesday, 42 cats were rescued from a home on Walker Street in Northeast Philadelphia. Just days ago another similar hoarding situation was discovered in South Philadelphia.
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All of the cats wound at the PSPCA shelter on East Erie Avenue.
Due to the two recent hoarding cases, the shelter has reached maximum capacity, meaning more than 700 animals are being cared for.
“To get two hoarding cases back to back is really tough for us,” said Pennsylvania SPCA CEO Susan Cosby said.
With more animals being brought in every day and fewer people willing to adopt, the Pennsylvania SPCA is willing to make a deal to save their lives. A fully vaccinated spayed or neutered cat can be yours for $1 and for $50 you can bring home a dog.
“Anything the public can do to help is really important right now,” Cosby said.
The Pa SPCA will be holding an adoption carnival on Saturday, for a complete list of upcoming events from the PSPCA, Click Here.
Reported By Todd Quinones, CBS 3