Sunday, August 14, 2011

More than 60 cats found in suspected Greeley hoarding case

Police found more than 60 cats at the home of a Greeley man in his 80s.

Of those cats, 23 had to be euthanized, according to the Weld County Humane Society. This case marks the sixth hoarder they've dealt with in the past year and a half.

Greeley police say a man in his 80s lived alone with the cats. When police arrived, he told them he thought he only had about 15 or 20 cats.

Elaine Hicks of the Weld County Humane Society says it appears inbreeding happened with the cats and that many of them are sick. The influx of cats has filled every cage in the Humane Society, she said..." More

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