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Humane Society Removes 18 Cats From Philadelphia Animal Hoarder

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PSPCA press release~~William Miller, 50, of the 7400 block of Elmwood Ave. in southwest Philadelphia was charged Saturday night with 15 counts of animal cruelty for having cats living in unsanitary confinement reported the Pennsylvania SPCA

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Past Member (0)
Monday January 13, 2014, 1:02 am
There are many kinds of this human . Noted , thanks .

Past Member (0)
Monday January 13, 2014, 8:42 am
I sure hope these cats get a chance to be adopted into loving homes---surely they must be dying 4 affection. Hoarding is a terrible illness. Thx Kelly

Lynn Carin (413)
Monday January 13, 2014, 3:39 pm
I agree with Natasha, I hope they will be placed in loving homes too. I think when a person is labeled a 'hoarder' in these type of cases, they may have had 'good intentions' in the beginning, however, with so many animals to care for, it's hard to keep up all of the responsibility that goes into it, then, somewhere along the line, it gets out of control and more difficult to maintain good care and veterinary services can be expensive - especially if the person is older and on a fixed income and doesn't make an effort to find a better home for the animals. SAD all the way around.

. (0)
Monday January 13, 2014, 4:48 pm
Good! People should not be hoarding animals. Thanks for sharing, Kelly.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 14, 2014, 2:28 am

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday January 14, 2014, 1:15 pm
He is ill, and needs counselling. I hope the cats will all find a loving home. Thanks.

Kamia T (89)
Tuesday January 14, 2014, 2:02 pm
Unfortunately, hoarding is like any OCD illness. The person in that situation has not realistic perspective, and can be extremely difficult to help. The only solution is straight intervention on behalf of the animals, but be aware that usually it causes extreme anxiety and possible attack, so be prepared.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Tuesday January 14, 2014, 2:03 pm
Noted. I also hope all the cats find a loving home, which might be somewhat difficult.

Dianne D (490)
Tuesday January 14, 2014, 2:56 pm
I think hoarders have the right intensions, but lack the funding and knowledge on how to maintain a colony of cats. There needs to be resources out there to help these people, before they get in too deep. Eighteen cats really isn't that many. I have many animal activists friends who have almost if not more than that many cats, and their homes are nice, clean, fresh smelling and all the cats are healthy and get the medical attention they need.

Ann Breeden (65)
Tuesday January 14, 2014, 3:24 pm
I hope that the SPCA will find loving homes for all of them.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Tuesday January 14, 2014, 4:48 pm

isabelle f (55)
Tuesday January 14, 2014, 5:46 pm

Isabelle J (81)
Tuesday January 14, 2014, 8:17 pm

Wednesday January 15, 2014, 1:35 am

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 8:30 am
I agree Dianne, some people get way over their heads, the intentions are there but a lot of the time they just can't handle it.

Tanya Selth (0)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 1:27 pm
I feel sorry for both this guy and these cats. Its a people that people like this cant get support in their communities of others to help them look after the animals they hoard.

Tanya Selth (0)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 1:28 pm

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 3:07 pm
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