(Credit: Hobart Humane Society)

(Credit: Hobart Humane Society)

HOBART, Ind. (CBS) — Around 3 a.m. Friday, 34 cats crammed into four cages were left in the outside dog kennel of the Humane Society of Hobart, the Post-Tribune is reporting.

Now staff at the Humane Society are wondering who dropped off so many cats, and why they didn’t call for help.

“We would really like to know where they came from,” said Connie Hollar, the office manager of the Humane Society of Hobart. “We don’t know why someone would drop these off in the middle of the night. They could have called us any day for help.”

A few of the cats, which Hollar described as young adults, are relatively healthy but still need to recover.

Often, the shelter holds an animal for three to five days to allow owners an opportunity to reconsider, and Hollar said they may wait longer to try to answer some of their questions.

Hollar said they’re not considering calling the police.

The newest arrivals raise the number of cats at the shelter to more than 100, and the shelter has had to set up cages in a garage to care for the new cats.

While the animals are recovering, the shelter is asking for help with donations of cat litter, dry cat food and bleach.

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