BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter is looking to adopt out a number of older cats that had to be given up by their owner who was evicted from her home.

According to the shelter, in May, a senior woman came to the shelter because she was evicted from her home and had 13 cats living with her. The shelter is not contracted with the town she lives in to take animals, but the facility in her town does not take ownership surrenders, the shelter said.

Because of that, the shelter opted to take in 11 of the cats (she wanted to keep two with her).

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The seven cats that have not been adopted out, the shelter said, are all middle aged to seniors, and have been checked by the vet, getting bloodwork and dentals on all.

According to the shelter, they will waive the adoption fee on the cats in hopes of getting them into homes soon. They can be adopted in pairs or singles.

Anyone who is interested in adopting them, or who would consider making a donation to help cover the costs of vetting and housing them, should visit