Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sick, starving cats euthanized in animal-hoarding case

By Susan Jacobson

Fortycats confiscated Wednesday from a flea-infested home covered in animal urine and feces were euthanized Friday, Orange County Animal Services said.

Thecats were emaciated and gravely ill, so veterinarians decided that euthanizing them was the compassionate decision, said Kat Kennedy, an animal-services spokeswoman.

Some of the cats, which were lethargic from malnutrition, were locked in a room with no food or water, according to a report released Friday. A decomposed kitten was under the bed, they said..." More

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