Having one or two cats is enough for most people to be satisfied and left without feeling like a crazy cat person. Unfortunately, one owner went a bit too far by hoarding 47 cats in their small vehicle.
Animal Humane Society (AHS) humane agents had to remove the 47 cats from the sweltering heat inside of a vehicle at a rest stop near Harris, Minnesota. The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol officers requested assistance from the humane society after they responded to a report about the cats at the rest stop.
The cats were released from their owner to AHS, who was assessed on the scene by paramedics and provided with additional medical resources. The owner had been living in the vehicle with the cats for a period of time.
An additional 14 cats were released to a local rescue organization in hopes of preparing them to find new homes. The cats released to AHS are aged between less than a year to more than 12 years old. Despite the extreme heat and unsanitary conditions of the vehicle, the majority of the furry felines only have minor health issues.
Veterinarians working for AHS have been examining and evaluating the cats to see if any additional medical or behavior issues need to be addressed. As soon as the tests are complete, the cats will be sterilized and be made available for adoption either through AHS or with one of its local rescue partners.