67 Dead Cats, 99 Live At Home: Animal Welfare Shelter Seizes Cats To End 'Animal Hoarding' Nightmare [VIDEO]
An astounding 99 cats have been found and seized inside a home in upstate New York. An utterly heartbreaking raid, 67 cats were found dead in the residence.
One of the most outrageous cases of "animal hoarding" ever accounted, the raid conducted by animal welfare organizations and the police occurred in Shoharie County, just 20 miles away from the state capital of Albany. According to the Animal Shelter of Shoharie, a total of 67 cats were found dead. The rest of the poor animals were within an inch of their lives when they were taken to the shelter.
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Shoharie County Sheriff Tony Desmond provided a revealing account of how the home transformed into such a horrific nightmare -- the owner received a pregnant cat as a gift just two and a half years ago and the feline family just started to multiple at an exponential rate.
"I would say it's a case of animal hoarding," said Sheriff Tony Desmond. "I know there's a lot of talk about hoarding of animals and this certainly is one of them."
Schoharie Valley Animal Shelter's Kerrie Colin is simply blown away by the amount of mistreated animals. "We're low on kitty litter," Colin said to NBC News. "We've had both cat food and kitty litter donated (Thursday morning) but we're going to go through a lot of it because we're dumping kitty litter boxes three or four times a day just so the shelter doesn't smell."
What's more, the animal shelter will require even more funds in order to pay the ongoing vet care that's necessary for the malnourished animals.
Details reveal that the cat home belongs to a 49-year-old woman whose name remains anonymous. Dead cats were individually wrapped in plastic before they were thrown into the freezer.
Watch a similar case of "cat hoarding" that occurred in Wyoming in the video below:
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