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Apr 3, 2016 11:14 AM

Vermont cat shelter needs to find homes for dozens of cats

The Associated Press

CHESTER, Vt. — A Vermont shelter for cats is being evicted by its longtime landlord and needs to find homes for dozens of felines.

Webster's House animal shelter in Chester is also being investigated for a recent animal cruelty complaint, but shelter officials say its closing is related solely to the eviction.

The Eagle Times of Claremont, reports that the shelter must close its doors by July 1.

Shelter manager Mary Donaldson says the shelter is currently doing health checks on its 39 cats, under an agreement with the Chester Police Department. The other option, she said, was closing immediately.

Area humane societies have stepped up to take some of the cats, but do not have room for all of them.

The shelter has existed under several different names since 2000 and is registered with the state.

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