Monday, February 22, 2010

Officers called back to cat hoarding house

Animal control officers and members of the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals were called to a house in Woonsocket on Monday to seize cats living inside.

Animal control officers said they believe the woman who owns the home had been hoarding them.

“Once they come here, she befriends them and she takes them in,“ said Dr. E.J. Finocchio, of the Rhode Island SPCA.

But instead of helping animals, experts said hoarders are doing the opposite.

Cat food, cat hair and cat feces were visible on the floors of the home..." More