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UPDATE: All cats at Mercer County animal shelter have been fostered or adopted

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Green Valley, W.Va.-- WVVA has learned that after roughly 9 adoptions and 30 fosters, a generous donation was received that spared the remaining cats and kittens. The donation will cover a rented space to foster the animals and medicine to treat their illness.

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If you are thinking about adopting an animal in the near future then today would be a good day to do just that. 

The Mercer County Animal Shelter is pushing for all of its cats to either be adopted or fostered while they sanitize the "cat room" from an upper respiratory infection. As many as 65 cats will be euthanized if they are not adopted or fostered by 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.  

"What we want to do is try to get every one out that we can and get them into foster. And we want to sterilize our cages and clean them. We also want to look at some other avenues and things that we will be doing in the future to try to stop a lot of our upper respiratory [problems] in our cat room," says shelter worker Lisa Williams. 

The shelter hopes to stop infections from spreading in the future by limiting the amount of cats they accept and creating a quarantine room for the cats when they first arrive.

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