Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Duluth: More than 60 cats seized from home

Duluth animal-control workers are dealing with an animal-hoarding case involving more than 60 cats and kittens found in a Central Hillside home.
"We are still working on the details of it," Duluth Police Department's lead animal-control worker Carrie Lane said. "We have gotten 63 cats out of the house."
The felines are being cared for and examined at the city's animal-control shelter while the Animal Allies Humane Society scrambles to make room for them at its shelters in Duluth and Superior.
"This is one of the largest hoarding situations that Animal Allies has experienced and will be one of the most difficult challenges we have faced," Animal Allies Executive Director Rick Sailstad said in a news release. "We are asking animal lovers and the community at large to help us care and find loving homes for these cats and kittens."
Most of the cats are in fairly good physical condition and can be handled, Lane said.
"As is very common with hoarders, I think he has been neglecting himself to take care of the cats," she said. "We are working to determine whether or not this person can care for himself."
The hoarding was discovered as animal-control workers investigated a problem with stray cats..."  More

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