65 cats rescued from hoarding situation in Green Bay
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Authorities removed a total of 65 cats from a home in Green Bay on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Staff with the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) said the animals were living in deplorable conditions with feces and urine on nearly every surface of the home.
According to WHS, what was originally 20-30 cats inside the residence, turned out to be much more.
The cats -- who are mostly young adults and appear to be Siamese mixes -- were taken to the WHS Green Bay Campus. They'll be seen by veterinary staff and treated for any illnesses before going up for adoption.
WHS says the cats are safe now but they've got a long road ahead. With the incoming animals, WHS is now caring for more than 1,000 cats across their campuses and could use the public's help.
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If you believe someone is struggling with animal hoarding, WHS advises it's important to reach out for help.
"It’s a serious mental health problem that can quickly spiral out of control, affecting not only the animals, but the owners, their families, and the community. Call your local law enforcement, animal welfare organization, health department, or mental health agency for supportive resources," WHS said.