Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Local feline group helps s

By An episode of “Confessions: Animal Hoarding” on the Animal Planet network will feature Whisker Connection, a local feline advocacy group.

The show will air Jan. 28 at 10 p.m. and feature Whisker Connection’s involvement in a cat hoarding situation in southeastern Ohio in 2010.

Whisker Connection was contacted last summer by a producer from the Animal Planet program “Confessions: Animal Hoarding” to assist with a hoarding case involving more than 85 cats.

Part of Animal Planet’s plan was to try to find homes for the cats involved. Whisker Connection agreed to use its facilities to be a holding area for those rescued cats that were healthy enough to be adopted.

“They spayed and neutered all the cats that had not been spayed and neutered,” said Tara Smith, co-founder of Whisker Connection. “They flea-treated them, treated them for internal parasites, the whole works. And we took them to rehab them to get them up to adoption condition.”

Whisker Connection took in a total of 63 cats from the home. It is still caring for 30 cats from the case.

The episode will also feature an incident of pit bull hoarding..." More

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