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'It was cats everywhere,' humane society head says after 146 seized from Ontario home

'It was cats everywhere,' humane society head says after 146 seized from Ontario home
From CBC - February 13, 2018

The humane society in Welland, Ont., is spaying, neutering and vaccinating as quickly as it can after 146 cats were seized last week from a home.

There were so manycats, executive director John Greer said,that the shelter had to shut down for an afternoon just to handle them all.

"We have never, ever seen numbers like that from inside one home."

The humane society first found out about the problem on Feb. 8, when Niagara Regional Policeand local bailiffs were evicting a married couple from a home in the King Street and Ontario Road area.

"When the bailiffs entered the home to change the locks, it was just cats everywhere," Greer said.

Humane society workers rushedto the homeand started the process of moving the cats to the society'sfacility. Most are young adults or kittens, and some were pregnant. Three cats were born during the trip.

Greer saidthe cats weregenerally pretty healthy, except for some weight problems and upper respiratory issues.

He believes it may be a "hoarding situation" that allowed the cat population to spiral inside the home.

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