Friday, August 5, 2011

12 Cats Recovered from Albuquerque Trailer

The Animal Welfare Department recovered 12 cats from a trailer in another cat-hoarding incident Thursday afternoon near Unser and Gibson boulevards.

Officials arrived at the home of Steven Boyd after emergency medical personnel were called to help his injured wife. Upon noticing the living conditions of the Boyds and their animals, they called the proper authorities.

“There was debris through out the entire home. It made it very difficult to walk through the home because there was items and debris piled through out the entire home from the floor to the ceiling in some spots. There was also cat feces and urine through out the inside of the home as well,” Lt. Martinez said.

Martinez said the cats looked “extremely skinny” and most had upper respiratory problems..." More

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