Hampton cats seeking new home following fire

Humane Society workers suspect the mother cat, Wendy, is around one-year old, maybe even younger. (Photo by Nick Pedley, Hampton Chronicle)

A mother cat and her three kittens have made their home at the Humane Society of North Iowa after they were rescued from a residence that was destroyed by a fire in the Hampton area.

     The cats entered the Mason City facility on Jan. 2. Two of the kittens have been adopted already, but the mother and remaining kitten are still available. The litter is currently gaining weight so they can undergo the spaying procedure.

     “The kittens are always the first to go and the momma cat sits and waits to be adopted,” said Humane Society of North Iowa (HSNI) Executive Director Sybil Soukup. “We encourage people to come in and check out all our cats.”

     Soukup was unable to provide very many details about the fire. The woman, who Soukup left unidentified for confidentiality reasons, said the cats were rescued from a house that was scheduled for demolition after a fire destroyed it. Soukup said the woman’s husband heard the cats crying when he was doing a walk-through at the property prior to the house’s razing, which prompted him to call his wife to get them.

Read the full article in the January 22 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.


For a full list of available cats at the Humane Society, please visit this page on their website:  http://www.hsni.org/?cat=5

(Wendy is listed towards the bottom)