Tuesday, October 26, 2010

13 cats taken from cat lady's urine-soaked home; 30 dogs rescued in two Missouri cases

Posted By on Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 12:00 PM

click to enlarge Don't be like this lady.
  • Don't be like this lady.

Kansas City, Kansas, is about to get some reality show shame. Animal Planet's cameras filmed the Humane Society rescuing 13 cats from a cat lady's home on Monday and they're not done extracting the animals. 

KCTV5 reports that more than 15 cats were left behind, and the Humane Society will have to go back for them. As you can imagine, conditions in the home were not sanitary.

"There's urine everywhere," Karen Sands, director of the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City told KCTV5. Gross.



It's a sad deal. The woman was taking in strays, giving them names and trying to help them. But it got out of hand, and some of the cats were feral and others hadn't been spayed or neutered.

The good news is that all of the cats have homes waiting for them.

No word on what Animal Planet show the cameras were rolling for or when the footage will air.

This wasn't the only hoarding case in the area. Over the weekend, Wayside Waifs took in 20 dogs and 10 puppies from "filthy conditions" in Osceola and Stover, Missouri. 

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and local authorities rescued the dogs. 

In Stover, dogs were found with "untreated medical conditions, matted fur" and without "adequate food and water," according to KCTV5. Investigators also found nine dogs had been shot and buried on the owner's property; charges may be coming in that case. This won't hurt the cause of supporters of Proposition B, which aims to stop cruelty at puppy mills.

In Osceola, an elderly woman was keeping more dogs than she could handle.

Wayside Waifs will put the dogs up for adoption, but many will require medical attention first (one dog is blind, another dog has to have its eye removed and another has "severe hair loss"). Breeds include "labrador and shepherd mixes, rat terriers, beagles, pomeranians and Yorkshire terriers/poodle mixes." The puppies will be sent to foster homes until they're eight weeks old.

If you're interested in helping a dog out, check out Wayside Waifs' website.

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