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Merrimack Valley

October 31, 2012

Abandoned cats rescued during height of storm

METHUEN — A one-year-old female cat and her two kittens were found in a wind-battered pet carrier on East Street during Hurricane Sandy and taken in by the MSPCA-Nevins Farm.

A good Samaritan discovered the cats, took them into his home to ride out the storm and then brought the feline family to the Methuen shelter yesterday afternoon.

The mom cat, who adoption center staffers named “Farrah,” is in good health, as are her two eight-week-old kittens, named “Hurricane Sandy” and “Superstorm Sandy.” The cats are not microchipped, nor were they wearing identification collars.

All three cats will be placed into new homes once they receive full veterinary examinations and are immunized and spayed.

“These cats are extremely lucky to be alive given that they were completely trapped and defenseless against the wind and rain. If not for the quick thinking of the person who saved them, their story may not have had a happy ending,” said Mike Keiley, director of the Noble Family Animal Care and Adoption Center at Nevins Farm.

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