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More than 20 cats abandoned near Funny Farm Rescue, owner says

More than 20 cats abandoned near Funny Farm Rescue, owner says

Funny Farm

Funny Farm Rescue owner Laurie Zaleski finds three crates worth of cats abandoned near her animal sanctuary.

MAYS LANDING — The owner of Funny Farm Rescue said Wednesday morning she’s planning to press charges after more than 20 cats were left on the side of the road near the sanctuary.

In a Facebook live video Wednesday morning, President and owner Laurie Zaleski showed the cats “jammed in” to three crates down the street from the rescue in the 6900 block of Railroad Boulevard with no food or water.

“It is immoral to treat animals like this,” Zaleski said in the video, posted on the sanctuary’s Facebook page. “I actually can’t believe that someone would do this.”

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The Press of Atlantic City has reached out to Hamilton Township police for comment.

Zaleski said people shouldn’t be embarrassed about surrendering an animal “the right way,” adding that shelters, animal control and cat sanctuaries are around. “The Funny Farm is trying to do what is right, and then these are the thanks I get.”

The cats were left without a note or money, she said.

“We do have cameras,” she said. “We are running every license plate, and we are going to be coming after you, because this is not OK.”

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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