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Dozens of cats rescued in Round Rock hoarding situation

The animals were secured in a voluntary turnover from a residence on Woods Boulevard.

ROUND ROCK, Texas — Dozens of cats were rescued from a hoarding situation in Round Rock on Wednesday afternoon.

The Round Rock Police Department (RRPD) said they extracted 28 living cats and an unspecified number of deceased cats from the residence of an elderly couple on Woods Boulevard. RRPD said the elderly couple was "no longer able to care for the cats and voluntarily gave up custody to them." 

Police received assistance from thee animal control vehicles in the voluntary turnover. The RRPD said the cats were taken to the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter

More cats were extracted from the residence on Jan. 6, RRPD said. The shelter eventually said it accepted 44 cats in total. 

"Approximately half of these cats are healthy enough to be placed up for adoption, while the rest are being monitored for any potential medical or behavioral issues," the shelter said. "The WCRAS is committed to evaluating each of the cats on an individual basis and proceeding with a plan for each accordingly."

Thanks to a donor, 31 cats were made available for adoption free of charge, as of Jan. 10, via the Adoption Angel program.

The investigation is ongoing.

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