Friday, September 2, 2011

Cat hoarder's collection causes overflow at shelter

Posted By on Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 4:20 PM

Take this girl and a bud home for $45.
  • Take this girl and a bud home for $45.
Silver lining to the sad story about the extreme cat hoarder: Cats just became cheaper to adopt!

Animal-control officers removed 153 cats from a home north of the river this week. Delores Metcalf's collection of tapeworm-infested felines was taken to the Kansas City, Missouri, Animal Shelter. As of Friday, one cat was euthanized. To make room for the hoarded cats, the city is holding an adoption event on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Adoption fees are reduced to $45 for two animals. The price includes spaying or neutering, vaccinations, a leukemia test and a one-year pet license.

The city says it has a wide selection of cats. The poor creatures who "lived" with Metcalf, meanwhile, remain unavailable for adoption at this time. The city says the cats are "wary" and have parasites, respiratory infections and other health issues.

The animal shelter is at 4400 Raytown Road, near the Truman Sports Complex.


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