Saturday, June 18, 2011

Animal hoarding cases surging: N.S. SPCA

The Nova Scotia SPCA says it needs help to deal with a growing number of cases of animal hoarding around the province.

Earlier this month, the agency seized 52 cats from a single home in Sydney, said executive director Kristin Williams.

Investigators took the females and kittens first to prevent further breeding and sent them to animal shelters. The homeowner kept 15 male cats.

Williams said this case came on the heels of one in Halifax where 54 cats were found in a single apartment.

She said the SPCA receives up to three complaints a week this time of year during breeding season, and most of the cases involve more than 20 cats in one home..." More

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