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100 Tuxedo Cats Left at Shelter
California facility hopes to find person to talk about spaying, neutering
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 16, 2014 8:35 AM CDT
File photo of a tuxedo cat, named for their black and white markings.   (AP Photo/Courtesy of Hugh Chisholm via The Canadian Press)

(Newser) – If you're partial to black and white "tuxedo" cats, an animal shelter in Novato, Calif., would like to talk. It seems someone has dropped off more than 100 of the cats over the last 18 months. The last dropoff occurred Monday, when a car pulled up to the Marin Humane Society and left behind three boxes with 24 cats. It was the fourth such occurrence in the last 18 months. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that all the cats, which range in age from kitten to full-grown, appeared to be in good health, with no fleas or diseases. The unidentified person leaving the cats has been caught on surveillance tape—and the shelter wants to get in touch to explain how spaying and neutering works. (Click to read about angry cat in the news this week.)

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Aug 16, 2014 10:08 PM CDT
I love my tuxedo cat but I wouldn't want 100. He went right to the neuter scooter as soon as it came around.
Aug 16, 2014 6:57 PM CDT
I hope the shelter doesn't limit their "spaying and neutering" talk to only the cats...
Aug 16, 2014 5:01 PM CDT
It occurred to me the person(s) dropping off those cats could have been a breeder who was culling. I had a beautiful female tuxedo cat die of squamous cell carcinoma. Was told at the time by a vet that the disease is more prevalent with cats with white fur. Then I had an orange and white male later die of the same disease. It's a terribly sad way to lose a cat. Makes me wonder if pure breed cats are getting inbred and disease-prone like pedigree dogs are.