15 Mistreated Persian Cats Rescued by Good Mews Animal Foundation

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Purred: Fri Aug 17, '07 10:15am PST 
Good Mews Animal Foundation, a non-profit, no-kill cage free animal shelter, voted one of the Best Places to Adopt a Pet by the readers of Atlanta Magazine, has rescued fifteen of over 50 Persian cats confiscated from an unlicensed breeder in Jefferson, Georgia.

As described by Shannon Crafton, Shelter Manager, “Their fur was heavily matted and once shaved, we discovered painful skin lesions. Many also have Ringworm and/or upper respiratory infections, and none of them were spayed or neutered. The woman was reportedly charging up to $2,000 for a cat.”

Dana Widmer, Assistant Shelter Manager added “This rescue is definitely a huge undertaking but we are fortunate we were able to help so none of the rescued cats had to be euthanized. Persians are generally a laid back, affectionate breed and these cats are no exception despite coming from horrific living conditions.”

Their road to recovery will take time and money. Those wishing to make a donation, monitor the cats’ progress, volunteer or learn more about the shelter can visit Good Mews at www.goodmews.org or call 770-499-CATS (2287)

Good Mews is located at 736 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite A-3, Marietta, in the Fountains at Olde Towne Center just North of Lower Roswell Road. Adoption hours at the shelter are Saturdays from 10am-4pm, the 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month from 1pm-4pm or weekdays by appointment only. Adoptions are also conducted at Pawsibilities, www.pawsroswell.com the 4th Sunday of the month from 10AM-4PM and at the Merchants Walk PetsMart the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10AM-4PM.