Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Animal shelter crowded after 'extreme' cat hoarding bust

 By Blair Tellers

In the wake of an "extreme" bust occurring Friday that revealed an estimated 80 to 100 cats were hoarded in a non-residential facility in San Martin, the Santa Clara County Animal Shelter has skyrocketed into feline overload.

The discovery was made Sept. 1 following complaints of a pungent odor surrounding the facility in San Martin, according to Albert Escobar, program manager for Santa Clara County Animal Care and Control.

"It wasn't actually a person's home," said Escobar, who described the hoarder as an elderly man. "He had these cats in an alternative location in San Martin."
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