33 cats rescued from condemned Hampton home all in good condition

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Several WAVY viewers asked 10 On Your Side to follow up and find out what happened to all the cats and kittens found in a Hampton house Monday.

A sign on the Fox Hill Road says the home remains unfit for human occupancy. That is where 83-year-old Sally Lawson died of natural causes, surrounded by lots of cats. She was discovered after a call was made to the city requesting a welfare check at the home.

Photos: Woman’s body, dozens of cats found in Hampton home

Those 33 cats were taken to the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter. The shelter wouldn’t let our cameras video tape the kittens and cats, but they did gave us pictures.

Kennel Manager Amy Burnup spoke with 10 On Your Side’s Andy Fox.

“The cats that were brought in were quite nervous at this time. They were withdrawn and wanted to stay in the back and are not soliciting human attention at this point,” Burnup told us. “They each have hiding places to make them a little more secure.”

Burnup says all of the cats are in good condition.

“They are fairly well taken care of, but there are obvious signs of respiratory infections,” Burnup says, adding that the cats are not malnourished.

Burnup says it will take between 10 days and two or three weeks to get the cats and kittens ready for adoption.

“All of them will be evaluated behaviorally, and we will get vaccines and spay, neuter and get them ready for adoption soon.”