Thursday, December 20, 2012

At least 140 cats, most sick and deceased, removed Lake Worth home

By Ana M. Valdes

Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control officers removed at least 140 cats — most of them sick and some deceased — from a woman’s home Wednesday morning, in what investigators are calling one of the largest cases of animal hoarding the county has recently seen.
The cats were removed from Diane Carle’s home in the 1700 block of 12th Avenue South, where officials said they found adult cats and kittens in an “overwhelmingly deplorable situation.” It was the second time officials had visited the home in about a year in response to a complaint of cat hoarding. Carle, 64, will likely face animal cruelty charges, officials said.
Some of the dead were kittens. Most of the cats found alive are so sick they will be euthanized, said Dianne Sauve, director of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control. Fewer than 10 cats in the first group of 40 brought to the shelter Wednesday were saved, she said..."  More

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