Saturday, August 14, 2010

Cat hoarding case requires public help

Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin, Ill., received a request from a Kane County municipality asking for help with a severe cat hoarding case.

The shelter is working with a community service officer to remove the cats from the hoarder’s home. Because of the sensitivity of this effort, the community and officer involved in this case have asked not to be identified at this time.

The estimated number of cats that need to be evacuated was at least 30 as of Tuesday evening, the shelter reported.

For assistance with this massive rescue effort, the shelter is reaching out to animal lovers.

“These animals need help, and we, as a community need to step up and help felines much more than we do, not only with this case, but with all felines in general,” Anderson Animal Shelter Executive Director Sandy Shelby said in a statement the shelter released Tuesday..." More

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