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How Long Must a Cat Hoarder Hoard Before Someone Acts?

Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, pets, society, pictures, cats, hoarding )

- 836 days ago -
A Florida woman's neighbors knew there was a problem for years. Why did no one act until now?

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Tim C. (2425)
Friday August 16, 2013, 11:59 am

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Friday August 16, 2013, 12:23 pm
A lot of people droppred the ball on this, starting with the neighbors.

Sandi C. (230)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:39 am

Anon Ymous (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:43 am
Hm strange

Malgorzata Zmuda (185)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:53 am

Michael Kirkby (91)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:53 am
Jeez, I cringe every time I hear about these situations.

Sheri Schongold (7)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 12:03 pm
Unfortunately, a lot of people dropped the ball on this one. Everyone saying "It's bad.", but doing nothing about it, not see the kids for 3 years. All the clues were there, but everyone was blind to the problem thinking someone else would take care of it. I hope the mother and the children get the counseling they need and that the majority if not all of the cats are ok and can be adopted.

Jae A. (320)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:55 pm
As Michael Kirkby said, I too cringe everytime I hear about these situatiohns. Sad for the children in the home for sure. As another said, hope the cats are all adopted soon and that the mom gets help with her disorder. Such a disruption of lives and a family over too many animals in one home should never get to the point that this and others do, but somehow...they continue to happen.

marie T. (164)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 4:15 pm
Yes Its very sad

Angel Campbell (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 4:42 pm
I prefer to see birds in my surrounding environment than cats.

Dianne D. (477)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 4:51 pm
I think most hoarder have a good heart and want to save as many animals as they can, but if they don't spay and neuter the animals, will have a very bad situation on their hands. There are groups that will help, but you have to search them out. The no-kill places get hundreds of calls every day. Sometimes these situations get out of hand and the people are embarrassed to ask for help. Unfortunately, most of the cats are euthanized because the shelters can't handle so many all at once. Those that breed or let their animals breed are responsible for the hoarders. If there wasn't homeless cats, then there wouldn't be any hoarders.

Birgit W. (155)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 4:51 pm
Very sad situation. Thank you.

Barbara V. (51)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 5:08 pm
The article didn't specify what happened to the cats. Was it THEIR fault they were hoarded? No, of course not, so I hope things went humanely for them, and that they will have a chance for a better life.

Terry V. (30)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 6:33 pm
Sadly noted, thanks

Keith H. (0)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 4:55 am

Lona Goudswaard (82)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 7:04 am
Noted. Such as sad story for everyone involved, human and feline alike.

Ruth C. (267)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 7:29 am
I totally agree with you Dianne.

Melania Padilla (190)
Monday August 19, 2013, 2:58 pm
Agree with Dianne also
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