Almost 200 animals were rescued from a very precarious situation in Connecticut, USA.
Sometimes some people collect a very large number of animals at home without being able to meet all their needs. These “collectors” usually suffer from a mental illness called animal hoarding, which unfortunately leads to a guilty conscience in the companions they care so much about.
Numerous stray cats have been reported around a home in Connecticut
In June, a complaint was filed to report that a house in Connecticut was surrounded by many stray cats. The authorities intervened and revealed an unimaginable sight. The house in question was not only surrounded by cats, it was full of them!
Many shelters have helped
Many shelters have come to the scene to help. Initially, they had found a hundred cats, 2 dogs and a ferret. Which was already very important. But over time, other cats came who just wandered around or hid in the walls. In total, almost 200 cats were saved.
Stuck in the house, the cats had run out of food and were living in unsanitary conditions. “It took a little over a month for staff, volunteers, our veterinary and mutual aid partners to respond to the situation and get the animals the help they needed, and they badly needed it.“, said Josh Kellythe municipal director, to NBC Connecticut.
The whole town gathered
In addition to the shelters, the entire city mobilized in response to this incredible discovery. Donations of money, time and cat food poured in and were of great help. The city manager reminds that another way to help now is to adopt one of the 200 cats so that they can leave the shelters where they are currently kept.
By Wendy Lonis
Wendy is an agricultural engineer and combines her passions for words and animals by writing for Pets-dating. As a freelance web writer, she shares her home with many furry and feathered friends: an Australian shepherd, chickens and even carrier pigeons!