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Overwhelmed owner gets help with cats from San Diego Humane Society

ESCONDIDO — Fourteen cats are now in the care of San Diego Humane Society, after their owner agreed to accept help to care for his animals.

San Diego Humane Society’s Humane Law Enforcement responded to do a welfare check at a residence in the 1100 block of East Grand Avenue in Escondido and picked up 10 cats July 16. Humane Officers returned to pick up another four cats on July 19 and have made additional visits since to monitor the property for more cats.

The cats were taken to the San Diego Humane Society’s Oceanside Campus, exclusively for cats, where they received medical evaluation and care.

“We are very pleased with this outcome,” said Chief of Humane Law Enforcement Bill Ganley. “San Diego Humane Society is a resource for all animal-related needs and we applaud this owner for realizing he was overwhelmed and needed help.”

The cats will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and medically and behaviorally evaluated. Six of the cats will be returned to the owner upon his request, while the others will be placed up for adoption when they are healthy and ready.

To view other animals available for adoption from the San Diego Humane Society, visit