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Most cats seized in Marion hoarding case adopted

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A cat seized in Marion County awaits adoption at the Hub City Humane Society Saturday. A cat seized in Marion County awaits adoption at the Hub City Humane Society Saturday.
LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Stephanie Bass drove from Collins to the Hub City Humane Society in Lamar County Saturday to get several cats for her family.

"We came down to get three kittens for my house, my grandmother and my mother," said Bass. "We appreciate it, we're going to give them a very good home," she said. 

Nearly all of the 43 cats up for adoption at the Hub City Humane Society's, "Free Feline Frenzy" got good homes. It was a happy ending to a troubling tale which began two months ago.

"All of these cats were seized in May from Marion County from a hoarding situation," said Virginia Cheatham, general manager of the Hub City Humane Society. "And HSUS (Humane Society of the United States) went in and did the seizure and we assisted with it," she said.

The Humane Society of the United States also paid the adoption fees for the felines, enabling the shelter to offer them up for free.

"And HSUS helped us so much to get them vetted, spayed and neutered, feline leukemia/AIDS tested, vaccinated and everything, so we're just very thankful for everybody that's helped with these cats," said Cheatham. "All of (the cats) are doing exceptionally well for the circumstances they were found in," she said. 

Cheatham said 39 of the cats were adopted Saturday. She's confident the few remaining will also find good homes. 

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