This story comes from Gahanna, Ohio, USA. A man was living with 55 dead cats. In all there were 166 cats therefore 111 were living. I think that it is the most extraordinary example of cat hoarding that I have read about. Columbus Humane staff unsurprisingly wore protective suits when removing the 111 cats last Wednesday morning from the home of the 60-year-old man.
Of the living cats many were in deplorable condition said a spokesman from Columbus Humane. Veterinarians were examining them. The shelter was overwhelmed and was closed. The police will be involved and there is likely to be a criminal prosecution on animal cruelty and neglect charges.
At this stage I don’t have any more information. The headline caught my eye because of the extraordinary number of dead cats which is absolutely shocking. In fact it is mind blowing. If I was asked, I would think before I decided to prosecute this man. I would put him through a psychiatric evaluation because he must have what I would term mental health issues and punishing him may not be the right thing which might sound crazy but it may be true.
I don’t have a picture or further details at this time. If I find a photo and more information I’ll publish it. The story comes time.com via Associated Press via The Dispatch.