Friday, July 15, 2016

ASPCA Assists With Removal of 26 Cats

ASPCA Assists Wayne County Sheriff’s Office With 
Removal of 26 Cats in Ohio Hoarding Case 
Cats transported to emergency shelter to receive medical attention and treatment

Marshallville, Ohio.—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), at the request of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, is assisting with the removal and sheltering of 26 cats and a dog living in an overcrowded mobile home in Marshallville, Ohio, approximately 45 miles south of Cleveland. The animals were discovered living among feces, urine and trash in a poorly ventilated environment.

A search warrant was executed Friday morning for the removal of the animals, who were subsequently surrendered by the owner. The seizure is the result of a public complaint concerning living conditions in the home. The owner has received at least one previous citation for a dog license violation that noted poor air quality resulting from the number of animals in her home.