June 12, 2021

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Muncie animal shelter faces epidemic, struggles with influx of cases

MUNCIE, Ind. — Muncie Animal Care and Services, the city’s animal shelter, is running low on resources after taking in nearly 100 animals in just a few days. 

And with available supplies and manpower already running low from those rescues, shelter officials said on Friday they were aware of several more abandoned homes that have animals that need to be taken in by the shelter.

The shelter started June with an animal hoarding case in Yorktown. Animal control officers were called in to seize at least 50 cats from a house in the 1700 block of South Oakdale Drive the evening of June 1.

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The house was unfit for human or animal habitation and the property owner and cat owner were no longer living there; the cats were abandoned inside with no food or water, officials said.