Major Cat Hoarding Case in Duluth
Posted at: 10/23/2012 11:42 AM
| Updated at: 10/23/2012 6:20 PM
By: Renee Passal
Duluth police and Animal Control are investigating a cat hoarding case which involves over 60 cat and kittens. '
It is one of the largest cases in terms of numbers of animals, for the city. But they are having help from the owner, a middle-aged man who is helping with the animals care now that they are out of his home.
The animals are being checked out at the animal control shelter.
Animal Allies medical staff are helping out, to determine the health of the animals. Animal Control Officer Carrie Lane said that most are doing OK, except some of the kittens have some respiratory problems.
"The owner does care about the animals. They are well-fed. And he knows all of their names and which ones get along with eachother," she said.
The owner does not live in the home, which had damage from the summer flooding. But he would stop there, feed the cats and play with them, Lane said.
In order to make room in the shelters for the huge number of cats, Animal Allies is offering no-fee cat adoptions for all cats currently in the adoption program 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," states Rick Sailstad, Executive Director. "We are asking animal lovers and the community at large to help us care and find loving homes for these cats and kittens."
Kittens still require an adoption fee, which is normally $75.
Here is Animal Allies phone number and website: