Courtesy Owensboro Insider

Mr. Joe Zelenka immigrated from Bolivia with his family many years ago and fought in WWII in the U.S. Army. He went on to graduate with an engineering degree from the University of Pittsburgh. After he retired, he bought a property in Ohio County where he has resided for the last 15 years.

Mr. Z. loved his animals. They were the love of his life and the only things that he cared about. Whenever he found a stray, he would bring it home and take care of it.

Now in his 90s, he was recently court-ordered into a nursing home, forcing him to leave his four-legged family all alone. Sadly, his life was uprooted and he is now separated from his furry friends.

Wanting to do their part and knowing that another shelter might kill some of these adorable babies, the Owensboro Humane Society stepped up and said that they would take them all.

Over the past few weeks, Owensboro Humane Society volunteers have been going out to Ohio County to attempt to catch all of these cats. So far, they have rescued 30+ cats (and a few dogs) with about 20 or so more still to be brought in.

Most of these animals are sick and all of them will need to be spayed and neutered. Many of these cats have eye infections, ear mites, and teeth problems. A few of them are pregnant and one poor kitty named Barbie even had to have her eye removed.

Unfortunately, these procedures are not cheap.  Please, the Owensboro Humane Society needs your help!

So, how can you do that?

  • Consider volunteering your time. With this huge influx of animals the Humane Society could really use more hands.
  • Donate if you can. No amount is too small. Veterinary bills run high, and the Owensboro Humane Society exists solely on donations from people like you!
  • Consider adopting. Several of these sweet kitties are now up for adoption. Consider making your home a forever home.
  • Tell your friends! The more people who know about this the faster these kitties will get better and find safe new homes!

Owensboro Humane Society
3101 W. 2nd Street
Owensboro, Kentucky 42301
(270) 302-6813

Business Hours: Open 7 days a week from 11:00am to 4:00pm

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