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ASPCA Rescues 35 Cats From Tiny Apartment - 22 Jan 2010

Overwhelmed Owner Releases 35 Cats to the ASPCA

On January 18, ASPCA emergency responders and veterinarians traveled to Brooklyn, NY, to intervene in a hoarding situation in which 37 cats and kittens were living in a one-bedroom apartment.

Tim Rickey, ASPCA Senior Director of Field Investigation & Response, reported that the cats’ owner was not abusive and did her best to care for all of her pets, but became overwhelmed by their out-of-control breeding. Cooperating fully with the ASPCA before and during the operation, the owner relinquished 35 felines, opting to keep her original two cats.

All 37 cats were transferred to a staging area at Brooklyn Animal Care & Control (AC&C), where the ASPCA’s Mobile Clinic was on site to sterilize the two cats who were going back to their owner—preventing future litters—and to medically evaluate the others. Most of the cats appeared to be in good health and were de-wormed, deloused, vaccinated and implanted with microchip IDs.

After triage at AC&C was completed, the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals provided transport for the 35 relinquished cats to its various partner organizations around the city, where they will be cared for, spayed or neutered, and eventually be made available for adoption.

Participating shelters, aside from the ASPCA, include:

Animal Haven
A Tail at a Time
City Critters
Social Tees
Friendly Ferals
The Humane Society of New York
North Shore Animal League

“The cats will receive complete medical exams and behavior evaluations before they go up for adoption,” says Rickey. “The collaboration among all of the participating groups, including the Mayor’s Alliance and AC&C, helped make this operation run smoothly. We were fortunate to be able to accommodate these animals, and getting them to shelters as soon as possible gives them the best chance for placement in a new home.”

ASPCA Rescues 37 Cats From One-Bedroom Apartment

Members of the ASPCA Field Investigations & Response Team direct the rescue operation on Monday, January 18.

In almost all animal hoarding cases, the person and the animals are suffering, either from neglect, health issues, or isolation. Early intervention provides the best chance of a favorable outcome for both the person and the animals. If you know of an animal hoarding situation in your community, please alert your local humane society or animal control agency.

Here are 2 that came to Animalkind

SAM & MARIO:  Two Russian Blue Boys - 1 year young - rescued from a hoarder.  They are ready to conquer your heart!

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UPDATE - 6 May 2010

Sam was adopted

Updated - 12 Jul 2010


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Animalkind Inc.is a not-for-profit welfare, protection, rescue, rights organization dedicated to the  compassionate care and humane population control of abandoned, feral and stray cats in Hudson, New York (Columbia County) and the surrounding area.  We promote non-lethal  prevention of an unwanted litter or litters of kittens through trap, spay, neuter, release (return), (tnr, TNR).  An altered cat or kitten is released into a managed colony. Felines living in such colonies are assured kind daily care.  Adoption to  homes providing love and care for cats and kittens is encouraged.   We also provide low or no cost spaying and neutering assistance to low income pet owners and help increase public awareness and education through the media, special events, and publications to promote compassion, respect, and kindness towards all animals. 

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