Sunday, January 30, 2011

Owner surrenders 40 cats


Officials at the Sarnia-District Humane Society are scrambling to find homes for 40 cats after a bizarre incidence of animal hoarding.

"We need to get these adoptions going," said Ontario SPCA officer Nicole King, who is assisting with an ongoing investigation after shelter officials received a call from a concerned neighbour, noting a strong odour, about two weeks ago.

OSPCA officers were called to the residence, where the homeowner surrendered 40 cats, which were all taken to the shelter.

The incident, said King, is an unusual but not uncommon case of animal hoarding.

"The main concerns are lack of food and water, sanitation and veterinary care," she said, adding that many animals also become under-socialized and easily frightened..." More & video

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