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Emily Uckele Stole 16 Cats From a Shelter -- And Now She Won't Give Them Back

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, cats, shelters )

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Was it a case of crazypants, greed, or misguided advocacy? We hope it's not something worse.

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. (0)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 10:03 am
I don't know what to say....I only can hope they are returned safely.
Because of unbalanced people like this, we have 12 ft. gates aurrounding the shelter, with barbed wire above (3 fows).. Of course, people still leave animals at our gate

Lynn D (0)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 10:34 am
Strange, maybe this was the last day before the cats were "put away" --- and she's just trying to save them and make a point, which obviously she is doing --- where ever the cats are at I sure hope they're being taken care of and treated with love! Interesting.........

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 10:46 am
This shelter has a very stinky reputation. Almost 90% of cats are killed in this death house. These cats were most likely on their last breath...and I really think this woman took the cats only to set them free. Obviously we don't know why but i'd like to think she did this with good intentions...however crazy it seems to us all!

Melody Long (1)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 10:55 am
Interesting article. Noted, and thanks.

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 11:39 am
No doubt in my mind, whatever her motivation, this woman is a certifiable whack-job and I don't hold out much hope for the well-being of the poor cats.

Malgorzata Z (200)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 1:02 pm
Przykre to, mam nadzieję, że ta osoba nie miała złych intencji.

Kathlene Lentz (30)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 2:54 pm
I'd really like to know where those cats are myself. No, no one needs 16 cats at once. I don't even NEED the 8 I have. I didn't steal mine, they came to me by way of irresponsible people dumping them in my yard. I really hope those cats are still alive and not being used for anything nefarious.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 4:06 pm
I feel so sorry for the cats.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 4:18 pm
...and this woman wants to take care of 16 cats? Something is majorly wrong here.

iveta NoFwdsPls cer (41)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 5:11 pm
I hope those 16 cats are safe , horrible

Julia R (296)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 5:45 pm
I hope that these cats are safe and are being well cared for and this woman's motives are good! I can only hope and pray that this is the situation. It is a very unusual story. I hope that we get more information about this case in the near future.

Judith Hand (55)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 7:10 pm
Noted. I'm very curious. Hopefully, if they find out, Catster will follow up. Thanks, Cher

sharon stringer (10)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 8:23 pm
I hope the cats are okay too. I hope that this was done with good intentions, (lets hope) but i would love to know why? and what she did with them.Lets hope there is more news on this and we find out more.

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 9:13 pm
A worrisome situation. People do all sorts of things with animals these days. Let's hope they weren't given over to animal research or some other terrible fate.

Dianne D (490)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 9:20 pm
If the cats are safe, and healthy and have a forever home, then I would think this would be OK, but this sounds like the cats were taken for evil. If so, I hope they find the cats and prosecute this woman. All animals depend on their welfare by the actions of humans. They have to trust the humans will do the right thing for them. they are completely helpless.

Colleen L (3)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 9:22 pm
I too hope that the cats are okay. Thanks Cher

Christine Stewart (134)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 9:43 pm
I hope she will be severely punished for the break in- with only a tiny amount of clemency if she tells where the cats are.

Edith B (146)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 10:05 pm
Please do a follow up on this and let us know what happened to the cats.

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 4:03 am
Please allow them home, a real home

Isabelle J (81)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 8:29 am
Poor cats !

Ruth C (87)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 10:57 am
She took them to sell to research facilities or dog fighters, she does not want to say where they are, but, God knows and he do justice!

. (0)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 11:08 am
She should have given them back. They weren't here to steal anyway.

Sunday May 26, 2013, 5:45 pm
Have some bad feelings about this, why does she not tell authorities were they are?. Thanks Cher

Barbara V (51)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 7:15 pm
Sixteen cats cost a lot to feed--I should know; I've got 17, but I didn't steal any of them. There's all kinds of possibilities as to why she stole the cats, and I hope to heaven none of the reasons are horrible. One thing is for certain, this girl isn't playing with a full deck. Will the author please tell us when I cats are found?.

Carol H (229)
Monday May 27, 2013, 5:55 am
this had better be looked into pronto!!

Sara P (54)
Monday May 27, 2013, 8:51 am
Hard to say something Cher, I really don't know what to say and also what to think........the important is that the cats need a good and safe home....

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Wednesday May 29, 2013, 4:56 am
She must have done something evil with those poor animals, otherwise she would say what she did.
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