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Dori is the last of 24 cats turned over to the Humane Society of Lebanon by a woman who had been living with them in her car.


Dori, a Persian kitten who was rescued from a veteran’s midsized sedan at the Lebanon VA Medical Center at the beginning of March, will be put up for adoption on Wednesday, April 23. Dori is a dilute tortoiseshell, and is approximately four months old. She is the last cat rescued from the VA to be adopted from the Humane Society of Lebanon County, and was being held at the shelter until she weighed enough to be adopted out. All 27 of the cats and dogs which were rescued from the veteran’s vehicle have found homes.

On Saturday, March 1, local police contacted the Humane Society of Lebanon County in regards to multiple animals found inside a car parked at the Lebanon VA Medical Center located at 1700 S. Lincoln Avenue. The animals belonged to a veteran who had lost her house and job and who had checked herself into the medical center. Humane Society staff responded to the call, successfully removing 24 cats, all Persians and Siamese, and three dogs, two Cocker Spaniels and one Dachshund mix, from the vehicle.

Dori is the last of the VA cats to be adopted and find a home. A fee of $200 will be applied to Dori’s adoption, and the money will be donated to the Lebanon VA Medical Center. The Persian kitten will be officially put up for adoption on Wednesday, April 23, and will be adopted on a first-come, first-served basis to those with an approved adoption application. The shelter is open from 10 am to 4:30 pm on Wednesday.

“We’re just very happy to be able to give back to our veterans,” Suzanne Biever, the shelter’s Communications Director, said. “The veteran’s animals have been well taken care of at the shelter and have found their new homes. Now it’s Dori’s turn.”


(Source: Humane Society of Lebanon County)

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