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Dozens of Purebred Persian Cats Surrendered from Single Metrowest Home Now Available for Adoption

MSPCA at Nevins Farm Treated Ailments, Groomed and showered the Cats with TLC

BOSTON and Methuen, Mass., Sept. 2, 2021 – The MSPCA at Nevins Farm is ready to start identifying adopters for 33 purebred Persian cats surrendered to the MSPCA-Angell from a central Massachusetts home on Aug. 23, the organization announced today.

The cats—which range in age from five to 12 years—were matted and dirty, owing to the cluttered and crowded conditions in the home, with the majority still undergoing treatment for upper respiratory infections, with many requiring major dental work.

The MSPCA’s Law Enforcement department assisted with the surrender and removal of the animals from the home.  The cats’ owner, whose identity is not being released, will not face charges.

“This is a situation where the cats’ primary caregiver passed away, leaving this gentleman to provide for them on his own.  He quickly realized he could not meet their needs and agreed to surrender the cats to our adoption center,” said Tom Grenham, director of the MSPCA’s Law Enforcement division.

Fancy Cats X3!

According to Mike Keiley, director of adoption centers and programs, these cats are extra special, even if the shyer members of the group will need slow and careful transitions into adoptive homes.

“In addition to being purebred Persians—a highly desirable breed that only occasionally shows up in our adoption centers—many of these were previous show cats, with at least several imported from Italy.”  Keiley added that the team hopes to identify Persian enthusiasts eager to restore the cats to their previous regal state.

Persian cats are distinguished by their long hair, round face and short muzzle.  Ranked the fourth most popular cat breed in the world by the Cat Fancier’s Association in 2021, they’re typically very sociable and friendly.

Adopters Wanted: Saturday, Sept. 4
In the two weeks since their surrender, the cats have undergone treatment for their various ailments and, now that most have been groomed, their splendor has been revealed again.

“These cats might be in need of a lot upfront and ongoing care, but they are stunning and we are hoping to identify adopters that are excited to bring one home and willing to aid them in their recovery journeys,” Keiley said.

The MSPCA encourages anyone interested in meeting the cats to apply online at


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