Twenty-five cats were seized from a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania hoarding situation Thursday morning by Pet Pantry of Lancaster County. The home was later condemned.
This is a heartbreaking situation, as stated by Dr. Bryan Langlois, the Pet Pantry’s medical director in an interview with Lancasteronline.com
“”It is always sad in some ways when you remove animals from a situation where the owner clearly was heartbroken over this turn of events. This was not a case of someone being cruel to these cats, but rather just someone who got in over their head in the ability to care for so many, as often is the case in most hoarding situations. It appears initially the cats are in generally good health.”
The name and address of the person who owned the cats haven’t been released. Since there is no animal cruelty involved, it’s highly unlikely the owner will face charges. All of the cats were spayed or neutered.
Facebook: Pet Pantry of Lancaster County issued an update Friday afternoon
“All of the cats we took in from yesterday are adjusting well. We have now begun working on giving the ones who need extra medical attention the care they need. Some of the cats may be available for adoption on Monday. We will keep you updated. Again, anyone who wants to donate to their care can do so via our website.”
The Pet Pantry of Lancaster County is a 501c3 non-profit that meets the needs of families and animals in their community through the operation of a Pet Food Bank Program, Lower Cost Spay/Neuter/Vaccination Programs, and by supporting animal rescue through their adoption programs.
The cost of examining, treating and vaccinating the cats is estimated at between $75 and $100 per cat.
Photos courtesy of Facebook: Pet Pantry of Lancaster County.