Muncie animal shelter back at capacity after 43 cats discovered in freezing U-Haul

MUNCIE, Ind. - Muncie Animal Care Services is back at capacity after 43 cats were found in a freezing U-Haul Friday night.

Authorities were dispatched at around 11 p.m. Friday to a call at the Baymont Inn. When they arrived, they found 43 cats inside the U-Haul truck in 19 degree weather.

"We were forced to take in all of these cats. Many were very pregnant, others had hernias, and needed treated for several other things. While we are so grateful we had approx. 50 adoptions, we are right back at capacity," MACS wrote on Twitter.

Muncie police say the truck had water, litter boxes and food inside. The owner was living at the hotel and later voluntarily drove to the shelter to drop off the cats.

Police say he was allowed to keep four cats.

To donate to Muncie Animal Care Services, call 765-747-4851.

The shelter discovered the cats on the night of their 24-hour adoption event.

“As cats were getting adopted last night we started pulling cages and putting them here for these cats to go specifically," Animal Control Officer Natalie Beach said.

Beach says they're always running low on supplies. If you would like to donate supplies you can drop them off at the shelter. They are located at 901 W. Riggin Road, Muncie, Indiana.

They are in need of cat litter, dry/wet cat food, flea medicine, and so much more. You can call them at (765) 747-4851 to find out what else they need. Beach says anything you can donate will help greatly.

Beach says the cats picked up will be ready for adoption in a few weeks.

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