Experienced trappers are needed for the Anson County, NC hoarding case involving the 82-year-old woman. This PoC article will bring you up to date with the horror cat rescuers are facing at the home. Feral cats will be killed if they don’t have a place to go.
Laura Morrison is in charge of the rescue and posted this update Thursday night:
“THREE MORE CATS RECOVERED THIS WEEK FROM HOARDER CASE. ONE PARTIALLY BLIND /ONE SEVERE UPPER RESPIRATORY. TOTAL OF ELEVEN DECEASED AND ELEVEN ALIVE RECOVERED. WE NEED HELP WITH TRAPPERS FOR FERALS. THEY WILL BE EUTHANIZED IF NO PLACE IS FOUND.
Cats are testing negative and several have upper respiratory. We have been successful in removing 22 cats although half were not alive.
I’m being told that no charges will be filed and that we should focus on the cats. We have no clue who may be feral. Cats are still diving out of a hole in the door and retreating in convenient spaces like cabinets. So far, all live cats have been scared but friendly given time to adjust.
I did not realize how impoverished Anson County was. I was told that the county has no real resources and that this out of control situation was caused by economics and education. I’m being very blunt when I say the cats that are ferals that cannot be rescued will be killed and taken to the city landfill in trash bags. Anson County has no crematory.
In a sense, I am probably in over my head. I’m extremely upset at the graphic deaths but I’m being told it’s nothing new. This particular senior commented they never had the money to spay. I was told that Anson has no resources to deal with hoarding or its residents that are hoarding.
There are still at least 25 plus cats to remove. I don’t want to see anybody lose their life. The shelter will not take ferals. They will be euthanized. My sense is most are not feral but friendly given time to adjust. We are still in need of donations to continue to vet and spay and neuter everyone.
One of my favorites we got out last nite …QUIGLEY..he’s got a chance. He’s young and sweet. He’s blind in one eye according to the vet and possibly some low visibility in the other eye but is safe now. He’ll make it.
If you have room even for one feral please contact me. If you have room for one senior please let me know. There were 3. Any pregnant ones please message me. We saw two that looked prego …I realize the only permission we have at all is to help remove these babies and hope someone more qualified can handle the ongoing situation.
That’s what we are going to do. Lots of good people in Anson county have been aware of these types of things for a long time. They have a better pulse. So it’s just my focus to handle saving cats lives. If you guys can help please join me. That’s all we can do.
We will be going back out on Saturday. The cats trapped must be removed that day. We don’t leave traps overnight. Please contact me if you can help.”
Please share Laura’s request with experienced feral trappers. You are being cautioned beforehand you may be exposed to dead cats so this rescue mission is not for those easily upset.
Laura, your work here is so appreciated by all of us. You’re a strong woman to be able to handle so much cruelty and still press on to save as many lives as possible.
Photos courtesy Laura’s Facebook page. Contact Laura via Facebook if you can help.