Saturday, April 30, 2011

50 cats removed from Oatman home


OATMAN — Mohave County Animal Control removed 50 cats, most of them juveniles, from an Oatman residence Wednesday morning following a rare example of an animal hoarder realizing she was in over her head.

According to Mohave County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Trish Carter, the cats were removed from a house in the 10 block of Beacon Hill Road following a neighbor’s complaint.

Unlike many suspected cases of animal hoarding, however, Carter said the owner of the house was conciliatory to animal control and admitted she had been having increasing difficulty taking care of the cats as they had litter after litter of kittens.

“On the initial call, the animal control officer thought it was just cats roaming freely, but as he gave it more thought, he contacted the owner and the owner admitted she had a problem and the cats had become overwhelming,” Carter said. “She’s not characterized as your normal type of hoarder. Hoarders generally think they’ve got everything under control and they’re doing a good job. This woman knew she had a problem and apparently she had been asking for help.”.."

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