Last week, Animal Rescue Center rescued 39 cats and kittens from a home in Seminole. Now that they are recovering after being spayed or neutered, rescuers are getting the word out that the pets will soon be available for adoption.

Last week, Animal Rescue Center rescued 39 cats and kittens from a home in Seminole. Now that they are recovering after being spayed or neutered, rescuers are getting the word out that the pets will soon be available for adoption.

The cats, who were all house cats and socialized, were named and loved by their owner, who couldn't afford to keep them and sought help from ARC.

“ARC made arrangements with Puppy Express to transport the cats and kittens from her home in Seminole to the OK Humane Spay Place, which set aside a special day to alter and vet the cats,” said Paul Heinz with ARC. “ARC donors stepped up and provided most of the funds for vetting and volunteers were available to help catch, label crates and fill out paperwork in the pouring rain.”

All of the cats were altered except for kittens and one nursing mother cat.

Heinz said all tested negative for feline leukemia and received appropriate shots, de-worming as well as flea treatments while at the vet.

Of those rescued, there are Siamese, Seal Point and Bengal, Tiger, Orange Tabby, as well as kittens that are 5 to 6 months and some three weeks old and still nursing, he said, as well as one older black cat named Snoopy that is about 9-years-old. All are being housed and recovering in the sunroom of Paul and Kay Heinz, who serve as president and adoption director of ARC.

Once recovered, the cats will be ready for adoption by Aug. 17. To see the cats, ARC is available by appointment by contacting Kay at 405-386-3038; please leave a message.

ARC also will be at Petsmart Shawnee on Sunday, Aug. 19 with some of the cats, Heinz said, and all cats will be posted on Petfinder.