The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society was awarded a five-year Gloucester County earlier this week to house cats.

Not just any cats. These cats are feral, quarantined, sick or injured and felines seized by the courts, according to county documents.

The 5-year contract has an option to renew for five additional 1-year periods, said Gloucester County Purchasing Manager Bill Lindsay. The contract calls for an initial capital payment of $145,000 divided over the first three years.

The contract also has a negotiated kenneling fee of $6 per cat per day that begins on the first day, Lindsay said.