Final Count of Rescued Cats at 697
Animal Rescue teams spent a second, unexpected, day at the Haven Acres Cat Sanctuary in High Springs as more cats turned up. Neighbors are finally taking a breath of fresh air.
Workers wrapped up today, hauling the last of the felines to an air-conditioned warehouse where they will receive medical treatment. For neighbors, this day is a long time coming, and now that it's here, they say the sanctuary should have never been allowed to begin with.
Outside resources were called in to help Alachua County Animal Services seize the massive amount of cats from the sanctuary Tuesday, run by Steve and Pennie Lefkowitz. The couple rescued unwanted and stray felines, that over time, got out of hand.
Until the cats receive their vet exams, we won't know their conditions. Animal services has been flooded with calls from owners who say they left their cats at the sanctuary and now want them back. Those owners are asked to email a picture and description of the cat so they can match them to the one's rescued.
Contact Alachua County Animal Services at (352) 264-6870.
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