VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – If you are considering adopting a cat, there are 20 new additions at the Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center. They were all found living in a storage unit.
According to a social media post from the shelter, the owner lost their home and was keeping the cats there.
The shelter released video of some of the cats. While understandably scared, the new arrivals appear to be in good health, according to the adoption center.
10 On Your Side reached out to Virginia Beach Animal Enforcement Supervisor Meghan Conti for more details, including the location of the storage unit. She said they are not releasing any additional information at this time, because the case is still under investigation.
Jessica Wilde with Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center says while its an unfortunate situation, the cats are in good condition.
“It was kind of a sad situation, we had 20 kitties come in from an owner who wasn’t able to provide care for them anymore. Unfortunately, they all lost their home,” said Wilde. “They are all a lit bit shell shocked, understandably, they’ve gone through a lot but they are all well cared for loved cats so we are just hoping to try and facilitate them getting into new homes.”
Wilde says all but two cats are on the adoption floor. There are currently two older cats getting more medical treatment.
“We do see sad situations like this, pretty often. We are here to help the citizens if they need assistance with their pets.”
The cats are ready to be adopted into a new loving home. The Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center is located at 341 S Birdneck Road.