The 67 dead cats and 99 live cats at the home of a New York woman began innocently enough as one pregnant cat looking for a home. A woman, who has not been identified by name, kindly adopted a pregnant feline in need two and a half years ago, according to a Jan. 26, 2013 report by MSN. In less time than one might expect, that single cat blossomed into a clowder, or clutter, of cats.
Found in the woman's freezer were 67 dead cats, and 99 live at home were take to Schoharie Valley Animal Shelter. Two dogs were also transported to the shelter. The frozen felines comprised 52 kittens and 15 mature cats. They were wrapped individually and presumed to have been deceased prior to their placement in the freezer. No arrests have been made, but charges are reportedly pending.
With the discovery of 67 dead cats and 99 live at home with the animal hoarder, the Schoharie Valley Animal Shelter is in desperate need of cat food, kitty litter and resources to provide veterinary care. Their website contains the following wish list: "We are in need of Cat food both dry & wet. we are in need of raw hides and dog toys. We are very low on Laundry soap and dish soap."
In related news, an animal hoarder in Memphis was shot and killed by police earlier this year. The armed homeowner was living with multiple cats, dogs, chickens, raccoons and possums, according to reports. Neighbors said the man had vowed to protect his animals at all costs. See the video at the top of the page for more details.