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Cat Divorce: Israeli Man Divorces Wife Over Her 550 Cats


Offbeat  (tags: crazy cat lady, over 550 cats, husband, divorced, pets, bizarre )

BarbCat
- 796 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Talk about one crazy cat lady. A man from southern Israel is divorcing his wife because she adopted 550 pet cats, the Times of Israel reported Wednesday.



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Bob P. (425)
Friday May 25, 2012, 10:22 am
thanks think that might be a couple to many
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1634)
Friday May 25, 2012, 10:29 am
I agree Bob. If they owned a great big piece of land where the cats could roam about and play outside that'd be different.
 

Laurie S. (73)
Friday May 25, 2012, 10:33 am
Yeah, that is a little much!!
 

Dandelion G. (382)
Friday May 25, 2012, 11:05 am
And he waited to 550?
 

Penny C. (79)
Friday May 25, 2012, 11:05 am
Agree Barb:)
 

NicoleAWAY W. (629)
Friday May 25, 2012, 11:28 am
love cats, but 550 is too many for one woman to care for
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Friday May 25, 2012, 1:09 pm
I guess the concept of animal hording has not hit the Israeli court books. I think it better catch up, and investigate hoe this woman is housing so many animals.....
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 25, 2012, 2:26 pm
Good grief!
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Friday May 25, 2012, 2:48 pm
WOW! if one gets stressed and gets an upper respitory infection, its gonna spread like wildfire..HOW or IS she making sure they all have their shots and flea stuff (if thats an issue there..)...if she has the money, then she should get a huge piece of property for them to roam but even then, cats can be territioriial! I HOPE they are all fixed!! Gotta give her credit for having A HUGE HEART though! THATS a hoarding situtation and i bope the authorities are aware. Thanks Barb. :)
 

Patricia E. G. (50)
Friday May 25, 2012, 4:55 pm
Hhhhmm... you reckon...?
 

Pat B. (354)
Friday May 25, 2012, 5:53 pm
WOW!! Unbelievable!! Thanks, Barb for this one!
 

Sarah M. (23)
Friday May 25, 2012, 5:57 pm
Hahahaha cats are great, but yeeesh! Thanks for the article!
 

Patricia McCaskill (139)
Friday May 25, 2012, 6:09 pm
I heard on the radio this being discussed and the man said when he'd open the bedroom door the bed would be covered with cats...he said "the bed moved." He waited long enough...550 cats. well perhaps he'll be happier as will she (having what she might really want, the cats)
I was in a relationship, the man came into knowing I had ONE cat and then when setled in complained about the cat...guess who got kicked to the curb? Wasn't the cat!!1 :)
 

Glenn Byrnes (194)
Friday May 25, 2012, 6:28 pm
I guess it's "Love me, love my cats."
 

D D. (107)
Friday May 25, 2012, 6:34 pm
Oh, too much, too much!
 

Dana W. (9)
Friday May 25, 2012, 7:44 pm
I think the husband should be commended because many people would have left WAAAY before the number got to 550.
 

Jene B. (8)
Friday May 25, 2012, 7:59 pm
My nine doesn't seem like that many after all!!!
 

Ana R (220)
Friday May 25, 2012, 8:01 pm
I agree Dandelion G. :)
 

Terry V. (30)
Friday May 25, 2012, 8:02 pm
I think a RECOUNT is needed : )
 

Joanne M. (22)
Friday May 25, 2012, 8:31 pm
550 is not fair to the cats - way too crowded. Cats need attention - how can one person give it to that many?

On a more practical note - how can one person afford to feed and care for that many cats?
 

Lydia S. (172)
Friday May 25, 2012, 9:38 pm
Poor kitties , And the humans as well , Sounds like an intervention is needed .
 

Michelle S. (457)
Friday May 25, 2012, 10:10 pm
Maybe they make better companions than he does.
 

Shan D. (49)
Friday May 25, 2012, 10:46 pm
The most cats I ever had at one time was 7. But 5 of those were kittens who were mostly looked after their mother. Then after weaning, we found homes for 2 kittens, took 2 kittens to the SPCA, and kept the runt. Yes, we had the mother spayed! My other cat just ignored the whole thing, as did our 2 dogs.

But 550 cats are beyond too many. And I thought an acquaintance of mine was an awful hoarder for having 42 guinea pigs...
 

Kenneth L. (314)
Saturday May 26, 2012, 12:53 am
What did the cats think? That's what I want to know.
 

Nancy sands (443)
Saturday May 26, 2012, 7:18 am
What man would refuse 550 pussies!
 

Sandi C. (238)
Saturday May 26, 2012, 11:43 am
Now thats hoarding at the most.
 

Marlene Dinkins (229)
Saturday May 26, 2012, 12:00 pm
i can not say nathing about thhis. we do not know the circuntances, perhaps they are rich, perhaps they have big land. we do not know nathing. she most have her own reason dto do
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Saturday May 26, 2012, 12:47 pm
WOW and i thought my 3 cats were alot i cant even imagine lol hope theyre all healthy and fed! Thanks for sharing
 

Elize Labuschagne (190)
Saturday May 26, 2012, 1:06 pm
This does not sound practical. Hope all is well.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 26, 2012, 1:16 pm
Too many cats, even if they had a huge property.
 

Vicky P. (462)
Saturday May 26, 2012, 1:16 pm
wow lol, does she have a huge property?
 

Quinton Smith (40)
Saturday May 26, 2012, 1:22 pm
Keep the cats dump the bum. =^..^=
 

june t. (64)
Saturday May 26, 2012, 2:08 pm
550 - can't be health for either humans or cats. At what number will she realize that many cats is overwhelming? Really, couldn't she have set up a cat shelter, rather than have them all in her home?
 

Carmen S. (606)
Saturday May 26, 2012, 4:16 pm
thanks Barb, that is a lot of cats
 

kye j. (41)
Saturday May 26, 2012, 4:29 pm
She obviously is a huge animal lover.
 

Kate Kenner (202)
Saturday May 26, 2012, 4:47 pm
Or Kye, she is a hoarder.I lived with abut 20 one time because people kept bring them and I could not d that again. How does one take care of 550 cats? Not easily or well I am guessing. I love cats but there has to be limits for the sake of the cats. I hope this does not end badly for the cats.
 

Donna B. (36)
Saturday May 26, 2012, 4:49 pm
That's just too sad. That's way too many cats for one person to have. Thx for the story, BarbCat!
 

Joy Mcronald (127)
Saturday May 26, 2012, 7:40 pm
Far to many cats to take care of.. noted...
 

Cynthia no frwd B. (261)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 12:33 am
She must be Obsessive compulsive Cat hoarding oh myShe can't give that many attention they neeed, a bit sad
 

Ruth S. (314)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 7:48 am
Maybe she has all those Cats because she wanted to get the husband out of her life, and this was a way of making him leave!

I agree with everyone that says its to many Cats for one person to have!
 

monka blanke (74)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 12:21 pm
I'm overwhelmed, this is too many, too much !
 

pam w. (191)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 1:24 pm
It must cost a small fortune to keep them in kibble!
 

Trish GONE AWAY GEIDEL (214)
Monday May 28, 2012, 11:05 am
EVN I, TOPCAT, (KITTEHLADY AT TREE NATION) THINK THAT'S A FEW TOOOO
MANY ADORABLE KITTEHS TO HAV IN ONE HOME !!!

SO GLAD SHE DITCHED THE HUBBY THO ; SOMETHING WRONG WITH A
MAN THAT WAITS, UNTIL IT'S SUCH A BIG NUMBER, B4 COMPLAINING !!!

OH & FOR THOSE OF U WHO DON'T KNOW, I HAV # 4 KITTEHS, IN MY
HOME, WITH ONE KITTEH LOVIN HUBBY & A SMALL DOGGEH, JUS TO
BALANCE THINGS OUT !!! CHUCKLE !
 

Ginger Geronimo (448)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 10:52 am
Nobody can even come close to caring for that many cats. Also, if one cat gets sick, they probably all will. This is certainly not healthy at all on so many levels.
 

Nancy C. (797)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 2:32 pm
The more the merrier has left the gate!
 

Dianne D. (455)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 9:47 pm
Hope she is able to care for the cats and they are spayed and neutered. I would have thought that was too many, but there is a lady in California that has 500 and they are all well cared for. She is featured on this website occassionally.
 

Cindy Black (61)
Thursday June 14, 2012, 7:55 pm
WOW.. I love, love, love cats. And that's exactly why that would be too many cats: it'd be impossible to deliver the love, attention, affection, grooming, petting, etc etc that every kitty needs and deserves... when you have that many!

And, uh, what about the stink? Yikes.
 
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