Posted at: 06/06/2013 10:29 PM
| Updated at: 06/07/2013 5:31 PM
By: WNYT News
QUEENSBURY - Nearly 70 cats found in a Queensbury home are now at the Glens Falls Animal Hospital.
Another ten still need to be collected from that same home.
They're huddled together in cages on purpose. It helps them cope with the stress of being in a new place.
Kitty litter boxes lined the hallways of the Glen Street home they were found in. Some of the boxes had layers of mold.
“I could barely walk in, the smell was so strong. There were litter boxes up the hallway. Some of the rooms just had cat litter on the floor,” said Jim Fitzgerald, a Queensbury Animal Control Officer.
Even though the conditions are horrendous - all the cats so far appear to be in good health.
This was not a case of abuse - rather hoarding.
“Let me get that straight. The man that took care of these cats loved them. He had a name for every one of them, and a story :32
As you can see they are calm, and do not appear to be malnourished at all.
“The cats have really good muscle tone. They’re very strong, very fit,” says Dr. John O’Connor of Glens Falls Animal Hospital.
For now, the cats are all staying at the animal hospital, but the hope is to find good homes for at least some of these cats.
Police tell NewsChannel 13 the homeowner is being evicted, but is not facing charges.
They call it a case of animal hoarding, not abuse.
If you would like to adopt one of the cats - contact the Glens Falls Animal Hospital at (518) 792-6575