Cat Hoarder in Vancouver Island, BC
19 cats and kittens were rescued from a house in Vancouver Island, BC on June 21st. Conditions in the house were “deplorable” and all the animals are suffering from various ailments including fleas, mites, lesions and diarrhea. This is the second large rescue in a month for BC SPCA officers. A total of 31 cats and kittens were earlier removed from a home in Port Coquitlan. Obviously, situations like these put a great deal of pressure on charity funded organizations like the BC SPCA.
All the cats and kittens will be available for adoption in a matter of weeks so hopefully these furbabies will soon find themselves in a comfortable new home.
Lorie Chortyk, manager of community relations, says animal hoarding cases like these overwhelm the resources of their non-profit organization, which is funded solely by donations.
“Animals rescued from hoarding situations have been through so much and we want to do everything possible to get them healthy again and in loving homes as soon as possible,” she said.
The cats removed from the Vancouver Island home will be available for donation in upcoming weeks after they complete medical treatment.
The SPCA is asking for public donations to help offset the cost of care. You can visit the BC SPCA website or contact the Comox Valley & District SPCA at 250-339-7722.