"Harvey cats" placed in quarantine until they are fit for adoption

Harvey cats in quarantine until they are fit for adoption

GOLETA, Calif. - Veterinary technician Greg Calderon hasn't had much sleep this week, but that hasn't prevented him from caring for kittens he calls "Harvey Cats."

On Friday, Calderon fed them inside a sick bay at the Animal Shelter Assistance Program in Goleta.

They are being isolated or quarantined in case they are sick.

Calderon flew to Texas and got a ride home with the rescued animals on the Rescue Express bus.

The cats came from several Houston shelters that needed to make room for more Harvey rescues.

If they are healthy they will be put on the adoption floor in about two weeks.

Jennifer Adame said the same is true for Harvey dogs being held in foster homes during a quarantine period.

"We are happy to be able to help these animals and we hope that people would do the same thing for us if we were in the same situation," said Adame, a veterinary technician with Santa Barbara County Animal Services.

Adame said the rescued pets will be checked and treated for heart worms or other ailments before they are placed near any other shelter animals.

Once a veterinarian signs off on their health they will be up for adoption.

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