‘They didn’t need to die’: Council puts down eight cats rescue group says could have been saved

THE deaths of eight cats suspected of carrying the cat flu at Mildura Animal Shelter on Tuesday could have been prevented, according to a Melbourne animal rescue service.

The founder of Homeless Hounds, Susan Taylor, claims six of the cats were confirmed to go to the rescue service and could have been collected by a carer instead. 

“I had a volunteer ready to pick them up (that morning), it had already happened at that point,” Ms Taylor said yesterday. 

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