Nov 28, 2014 3:43 PM by News Staff
ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) - Rescue workers in Eastern Oregon say they have received an outpouring of donations for 68 cats found nearly three weeks ago hoarded in a van, some in desperate shape.
Some cats have lost infected eyes, and most are being treated for upper respiratory illness. Three local veterinarians have been seeing them one by one.
The Ontario Argus Observer reports that local contributions include one from a family in which three boys asked an aunt and uncle to support the van cats instead of giving them Christmas money.
A Connecticut couple sent $2,500 instead of giving each other presents, and then decided to do more by matching donations up to $7,500.
Other contributions: Kitty litter, cat beds and bleach.
Police officials say the van's owner has cooperated in their investigation.
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