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Cats and kittens rescued in Marion County ready for new homes

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Forty-three of the cats and kittens that were rescued in Marion County in May are at the Hub City Humane Society and ready to go to their new homes. The good news is Saturday they can be adopted for free.

Hub City is holding a "Free Feline Frenzy" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their shelter located on Jackson Rd. in Oak Grove.

The kittens and cats were among more than 200 animals of various types who were living in deplorable conditions on the property. The rescue effort was led by Marion County deputies, The Humane Society of the United States, and animal advocates from around the state.

Thanks to Hub City and the HSUS the felines at the shelter have received veterinarian care and are in good health. They have been spayed or neutered, and are up to date on their vaccinations. They also have been de-wormed and checked for feline leukemia.

HSUS is covering the cost of the adoptions fees enabling Hub City to hold the event.

"We want to give these cats the best opportunity to find a home, they deserve one after  the conditions they were found living in," said Virginia Cheatham, Hub City manager. "We would like for everyone to come visit the shelter and hopefully take a new addition for their family."

To help raise money for the shelter, Hub City is holding an auction of donated items Friday evening. Cheatham says they have a lot of great furniture among other things that will be auctioned off.

The auction is at Yesterday's Antiques and more located in the 6400 block of Highway 49 in Hattiesburg. It gets under way at 6 p.m.

Pictures of items in the auction can be seen at the link below.

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