Thursday, November 4, 2010

More than 100 cats rescued from hoarding households

By L. Finch

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has recovered more than 100 cats from two local households hoarding the animals, including many that were ill, officials announced today.

After an investigation by MSPCA law enforcement, one individual turned over 29 cats, one turtle, and one dog Tuesday, and another surrendered 72 cats the following day, according to the organization. Many of the felines are suffering from ruptured eyes, eye infections, respiratory infections, chronic sinus infections, and malnourishment.

The organization would not specify the location of the hoarding households, other than saying they were in Greater Boston.

“The animals in these situations have not been receiving the basic care that they require because there are so many,” said Brian Adams, an MSPCA spokesman. The animals have since been transported to the organization’s Boston adoption center.

“We work with these individuals because we do appreciate that this is a mental illness, that hoarding is something much deeper then just wanting to have a lot of animals,” Adams said..." More

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