COLUMBIA – The Central Missouri Humane Society is prepping 31 animals for adoption which were previously rescued from a house fire.
The house fire happened in Boone County in August. Following the fire, the 17 cats and 14 dogs were taken to Boone County Animal Control.
The animals were turned over to the Central Missouri Humane Society shortly after the event. After being cared for for a short while, they were turned back over to their owner, according to Michelle Casey, the Central Missouri Humane Society associate director.
On Monday, the animals were handed over to the humane society once again.
According to a press release, the animals were in poor condition upon arriving at CMHS, all needing grooming and some having urine scald, respiratory infections or dental disease.
“The animals arrived to our shelter in small cages and were covered in urine and feces,” Executive Director Julie Aber said in a press release. “After all they have been through, they are all incredibly sweet and will make wonderful pets.”
After treatment from a veterinarian at CMHS, many of the pets were taken to foster homes before being up for adoption.
The Central Missouri Humane Society will begin accepting applications for these animals on Wednesday, December 12. A link to the application can be found on the CMHS website.