30 cats abandoned in Lexington Humane Society parking lot

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Employees at the Lexington Humane Society arrived at work on Thursday to find two boxes full of cats in their parking lot. Some of those cats had gotten out of the boxes and were roaming around the property. The humane society says they found 20 on Thursday and more on Friday. They think they now have all of them, 30 in total.

The humane society says the animals are in pretty good health, despite being abandoned in the parking lot so close to a busy road and in an industrial area. Such a large influx of cats all at once comes at a difficult time for the humane society. Donations are down, while the number of animals they're caring for is up.

"I do want the community to consider giving to the animals when they're considering their charitable giving this holiday season. Don't forget the animals, because they really do enrich our lives, and we do everything we can to care for the animals in the community," said Ashley Hammond.

The kittens found out here are as young as four weeks old. They'll be put in foster care until they're ready for adoption. The humane society is looking for people willing to foster, adopt or donate.

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