The Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center is seeking animal neglect and abuse charges against a West Bloomfield Township homeowner accused of hoarding 178 cats – the largest number of animals hoarded in Oakland County history, according to a release.
Sadly, 60 of the cats have been euthanized due to severe illness or aggression.
“This is the worst animal hoarding case I have seen in my entire career,” said Oakland County Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center Manager Bob Gatt. “These cats were living in deplorable conditions.
Many of the cats taken from the home had health issues including upper respiratory infections, fleas, skin infections, ear mites and malnutrition. Some of the female cats have also given birth since being removed from the home and arriving at the shelter.
For more information on the cats that were rescued, as some are available for adoption, contact OakGov.com/PetAdoptionor call 248-858-1070.