This concerns the Hillsborough County Animal Shelter in Tampa, Florida. I trust one of my cat advocate friends out there will know who to get this information to in order to help the cats. Immediate action is needed to save the shelter cats.
From what I understand, the 300+ cats coming in from the hoarding case I wrote about here has allegedly stretched the shelter beyond what they’re physically able to care for.
This is a summary of the messages I’m getting in about the situation. Those who reported it asked it be kept confidential.
“Have a huge problem here xx hoarding case added 300 to shelters 200 -500 cat overload, just received a message the boarding cats are dying in their cages with no treatment, one of the women got her phone yanked away as they were trying to take photos, contact news and post.TAMPA Hillsborough county.”
Hillsborough County Council needs to be pressured to appoint more manpower because they simply don’t have enough people to care for these cats. Local government should be held accountable to the cats in the care of any animal facility because if this were happening to an individual, that person would be charged with animal cruelty and neglect.
If everyone will do their part in not only sharing but in contacting news media as well as Hillsborough County Council members, perhaps we can get the cats the care they need to save them. The website listing the council members can be found here.
Please post this article to social media. I know many of you can’t help, but you may know people who know other people who can demand action.