According to a report on October 2 from Fox8 News, an Ohio man began yelling that he wants his story told as large trucks showed up at his Seven Hills home to remove more than 100 cats.
Dennis Glendenning, 75, has operated Lucky’s Angels Cat Rescue for several decades. People who know Dennis say he has taken in hospice (end of life) cats when no one else would.
While Animal Protective League was removing cats, Dennis began shouting his story
“They’re saying the cats were sick and yes, I have sick cats, but I’ve got 20 cages that I keep sick cats in. Then they come out and say the house has a disease in it so they’re taking them all.
The video below from Fox8 News shows the Animal Protection League workers suiting up since there were so many sick cats in the home.
One person commented once the post began circulating on Facebook stating
“Some of the cats that had been there for a while already had been diagnosed with terminally ill diseases, he opened his home to them because he knew that would be their last stop. He loved each and every one of them and cared for them the best he could.”
An APL spokesperson has confirmed the cats were seized. No additional details, including what will happen to the sick cats, has been released at this time. The coming days will update as to whether the rescue owner will face charges.
Anyone with more information on this seizure is welcome to comment.
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Two comments on Facebook
Mary Wagener: I’ve spoken to this man on many occasions. He would always be in PET SUPPLIES PLUS with some of his cats trying to adopt them out. I always gave him a donation. He told me that his wife passed away, but during her illness he promised her he would continue to help all these cats that needed a home. He deserves a chance.
He is a wonderful loving man. Please don’t judge him by this story alone. He has been committed to taking care of these strays for years. Using his own money and any donations he may receive.
Shawna Worrell: While i know this situation seems sad and heartless but in reality. Animal hoarding often leads to serious animal neglect and abuse! Also hoarding is a mental illness. Hoarding of any kind is sickening and unhealthy… i dont believe 1 older man could properly care for 100 cats. The living conditions for him and the cats was probably awful.