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Lawrenceport Residents Concerned about several cats and their after resident taken to hospital

TUNNELTON - JULY 30, 2023 - Lawrenceport residents about thirty cats that are loose and not being cared for after a local resident was taken to the hospital on June 21, 2023.

Photo: Several cats are unattended at a residence in Tunnelton after the resident has been taken to the hospital

On Friday, July 21, 2023 at around 12:01 pm Lawrence County Animal control were dispatched to 1400 block of Lawrenceport Road due to concern over a large amount of animals kept at the residence.

The animal control officer arrived and found the resident in need of medical assistance.

Firefighters from the Marion Township Volunteer Fire Department, Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, Lawrence County Animal Control, IU Lifeline Ambulance Service, and an air ambulance was dispatched to the scene.

The resident was taken to a Louisville hospital by air ambulance for treatment.

Residents have told the Lawrence County Zephyr they have contacted the Lawrence County Animal Control Office and Lawrence County Sheriff's Department after the cats are out roaming the neighborhood freely.

" We are told by the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department that they are working on the situation. The cats are on our front porch and we do not want them," said Danielle Flowers Facebook post on Sunday night.

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Kristie Flowers
Kristie Flowers
Jul 31, 2023

This whole story is wrong. That is not what happened. Animal control was not out there because of a concern of how many animals were in the home. Animal control was the last to show up and only had to to get the animals AFTER cops, adult protective services were called for a wellness check on an unwell neighbor of my mother's. This lady was sick for weeks before this happened.

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