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People are Grouping Together to Help Save Dozens of Cats at Abandoned Home

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Volunteers are grouping together to try to save more than 50 cats that a woman left behind when she was evicted from her home.  Thursday evening, KNDU received an email from veterinarian Dr. Kerstin Brosemer, who said after seeing Wednesday's story on KNDU about the abandoned cats, she and five volunteers went to the house to try to catch and treat as many of the cats as possible.  One of the volunteers was Lee McPeek, whom we talked to for Wednesday's story.  She's collected thousands of dollars to buy food and medication for the cats.  Dr. Brosemer says the cats are starved and emaciated, with a variety of near-fatal respiratory diseases.  She said that had to step over dead kittens to try to catch the live cats and that the cats are forced to remain in a home saturated with their own urine, stool and maggots until someone steps in to find them homes.  Dr. Brosemer said they made a difference Thursday evening, but there's still much more to be done.  They're still looking for donations.  If you'd like to help out, you're asked to send donations to:

East 10th Rescue

P.O. Box 3011

Richland, Washington 99354