Gabapentin substantially improves adoption rate of shelter cats rescued from a hoarding environment

Gabapentin combined with a behaviour modification program can substantially improve rescue cats' rehabilitation and therefore chances of adoption after being rescued from a cat hoarding environment

Cats living with a cat hoarder are almost invariably neglected. They are often only partly socialised, stressed and unhealthy. After rescue, a substantial percentage of them do not take well to a rescue facility. It may be so bad for them that they stop eating and toileting. They are essentially unadoptable because they’re so …

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53 facts and thoughts about cat hoarding

Cat hoarding

Here are 53 facts interspersed with some thoughts of my own about cat hoarding. The facts come from studies and therefore they are scientifically based. There may be some overlap in these facts. The information comes from several scientific studies including those referred to in The Welfare of Cats. The facts are presented in …

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What can I do if my neighbour has too many cats?

This is a really tricky question although people tend to oversimplify it. First, what is too many cats? It is subjective. That’s the first hurdle but let’s say that without question your neighbour has too many cats. He or she may have, let’s say, 25 cats. Nearly everybody would say that is too many …

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Cat hoarding – full discussion

Preamble This page has been refreshed, added-two and republished as that the date heading this page. They will be amended again. Why? Because this is a massive topic. It is an ongoing topic. Even the experts scratch their head sometimes as to how to deal with it. It is based on mental health problems …

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Cat rescuer threatened by man who hoarded cats but she saved them

Michelle Page and colleagues protest to get the authorities interested in rescuing hoarded and abused cats at Catmando's home. It worked.

GAINSBOROUGH, LINCOLNSHIRE, UK – NEWS AND COMMENT: This article is about the culmination of a huge struggle by animal rescuer, Michelle Page, of Page’s Pet Rescue, and her colleagues in trying both to save the lives of cats hoarded by a delusional (in my view) individual who calls himself “Catmando” and to try and …

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Volunteer who rescued cats from cat hoarders was hoarding cats herself

Michelline Toulouse

FLORIDA – NEWS AND VIEWS: This is the story of a volunteer cat rescue worker who rescued cats from cat hoarders while at the same time being a cat hoarder herself. It is highly unusual in that respect. It is the story of 36-year-old Michelline Toulouse. She lives in an apartment at Sunrise, Florida, …

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