Baltimore Animal Control saves 133 cats from town house, officials say
Baltimore Animal Control pulled 133 cats from a townhouse on Tuesday in what the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter described as an “out of control” hoarding situation.
The shelter inherited the felines, reporting that the cats’ health and temperament varied widely, the shelter said in a press release. “Many will need extensive medical attention and time to adjust.”
Someone in the Mt. Clare community called Baltimore City Animal Control because they were concerned about the welfare of their neighbor’s pets, the shelter said.
Animal control workers arrived at the residence on Tuesday, expecting to find 90 cats, according to the animal shelter. Instead, “they were shocked” to find that residents had 133 cats in the house, the statement said.
The shelter described the condition of the house as “overwhelming”, adding that “it was clear that the situation had been out of control for some time.”
Animal Control told owners cats should be confiscated for their health; the owners have complied, according to the shelter.
The shelter and animal control have made a plan to move the animals.
“Even with the 247 cats already cared for, we are making room in our shelter for 133 other cats at a time,” the shelter said.
The shelter asked for donations to be able to support the “scared kitties” with food, medical care and accommodation.
This article will be updated.