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Animal hoarding cats get free vet visit in Roanoke

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Just one week after WSLS brought you the story of an animal hoarding case in Giles County, 14 of those rescued cats received free veterinary visits from Angels of Assisi in Roanoke.

The Giles County animal shelter was overrun with cats, after they rescued 26 of them from an animal hoarding house in Pearisburg.

The shelter was going to be forced to put them down, but after our story aired a local animal rescue group stepped in.

All 26 of the cats have been fostered by animal hope alliance, and Angels of Assisi in Roanoke has provided free veterinary care for all of the cats.

Thursday, 14 of the cats came to Roanoke for their free vet visit. Rescuer Betty Bartschmidt says that several of them have minor health issues but are now treated for any sickness they may have and are updated on their rabies shots.

She says she is thankful for the assistance that Angels has provided.

"It was nice to have all of their free vet care done," Bartschmidt said. We just loaded them up and brought them down."

Lisa O'Neil, the executive director of Angels of Assisi says it is part of their mission to help anyone they can.

 "We have known Betty who is taking care of these cats for a long time. We are happy to meet people in the middle and provide free care to get these animals adopted."

All of the cats are spayed and neutered. She says all are loving and adoptable.

Angels did take in three of the cats today to their rescue shelter that will be available for adoption.

The remaining cats can be adopted through animal hope alliance.

Read previous reports on the cats by clicking here.

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