Mauling victim’s cats nearly set for adoption

Cat removed from home of Klonda Richey. (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center is working closely with the family of the Dayton dog mauling victim to get her cats adopted.

Klonda Richey cared for 27 cats at her East Bruce Avenue home. She was mauled to death by her neighbors’ dogs last week.

“The ARC is working to make sure the cats that Klonda loved so dearly will be adopted,” said Montgomery County Animal Resource Center Director Mark Kumpf. “These cats are in no danger of euthanasia.”

The ARC met with family members Thursday night to set a plan for the adoptions. They should be ready for adoption in 10 to 14 days.

ARC is collecting information from people interested in adopting one of the cats. SICSA and the Humane Society of Greater Dayton offered their assistance in finding the cats loving homes.

Richey’s family is asking that in lieu of flowers, people adopt an animal in her name.

ARC is also providing treatment for cats that Richey kept in a separate residence. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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