Cats found in plastic container by side of road in Schenectady

October 02, 2018 11:15 PM

GLENVILLE – It was an unusual Tuesday morning for employees at the Animal Protective Foundation in Glenville.

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“It was shocking to say the least when we went and opened the back of the car,” said Shelter Director Amy Duskiewicz.

She said someone found a plastic bin full of 17 cats on the side of the road in Schenectady. The bin was sealed and didn't have an holes for the cats to breathe. Thankfully a Good Samaritan found them and brought them to the shelter.  

“Most of them are in ok condition,” said Duskiewicz. “Covered in urine, ear mites, fleas, but there are several that need dental care.”

Duskiewicz said the cats were scared, but most of them friendly and loving. The cats have put the shelter over capacity. In total, the Animal Protective Foundation took in 26 cats Tuesday.

"What we really need most is for people to come in and adopt our cats that are available,” explained Duskiewicz. "All of our cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and micro chipped. They get the works before they go home."    

But it’s not just adoptions they need. The shelter is also looking for monetary donations to help care for all the cats as well as any supplies they can get.

"We also need toys for them and bedding, litter, wet food, dry food, so really whatever people are able to provide to help us with the cats would be hugely helpful,” added Duskiewicz.

Duskiewicz said despite the influx, she’s thankful for the people who brought these cats to a safe place.

“We’re overwhelmed by the amount of people who really care and want to do good by the animals,” said Duskiewicz.

To learn more about donating or adopting at the shelter, click here.

MORE INFORMATION: Animal Protective Foundation


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