Donnie Darko is one of four adoptable cats rescued from a bad situation earlier this year, and now comfortable enough around humans to go to a new home. (LAPS BC)

Rescued cats among last 12 at LAPS in need of homes for Christmas

Almost 100 cats and dogs have been adopted already

Langley’s animal shelter has found new homes for almost 100 animals in the last few weeks, and now the shelter is highlighting the story of some of their last cats in need of a permanent family.

Earlier this year LAPS and another local animal rescue group rescued 23 cats from unsanitary conditions at a property where 40 cats in total were living without adequate water.

The cats needed a lot of care, according to a new video the shelter has produced on the rescue. In addition to being spayed, neutered, and given theirs hots, there were 46 flea treatments, 366 hours of socialization, and $6,000 spent on medical care.

Many of the cats have now been adopted out, including those that were kittens when they came to LAPS’ Patti Dale Animal Shelter.

But there were five cats who were older, fearful, and staff worried they would never be able to go to new homes.

The video posted to YouTube shows that the five cats learned to snuggle with the staff and volunteers after those lengthy hours of socialization. One of the five, a crop-eared cat dubbed Franz, has already found a home.

The remaining four black and tuxedo cats are in the adoptable cat room at LAPS. Dubbed Rome, Venice, Fritz, and Donnie Darko, all are ready to go home.

“We only have 12 more adoptable animals to find a home for this Christmas,” said Jayne Nelson, executive director of LAPS.

The shelter is also looking for a home for a pair of bonded cats, Shoshana and Hannah, who have been with them for 330 days while waiting to be adopted.

You can see adoptable animals at lapsbc.ca.

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