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Dozens of sick, malnourished cats rescued from Cancun animal shelter

Cancun, Q.R. — An animal shelter in Cancun has been closed by state officials after they discovered dozens of sick, malnourished animals.

Nearly 60 cats were found sick and malnourished when city animal rescue officials entered the premises on North Street in Mza. 27. Inside the shelter, Gattocat, animal rescue found cats being held in an unhealthy environment, with some being found dead but not removed from the premises.

Agents from Coco’s Animal Welfare as well as the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) participated in the rescue operation where some cats were said to have been found diseased and untreated.

The place was initially temporarily shut by Inspection Directorate due to the unclean environment and lack of operating license. The shelter was given two weeks to clean and get the necessary paperwork in order, but they failed to do so. The shelter has been permanently closed.