Last October, Lake Humane Society seized 88 animals, including 85 cats and three dogs from a woman in Lake County. The animals were severely neglected, and most were ill with runny eyes and noses. Many of the cats had trouble breathing.
The house was reportedly cluttered and full of trash.
According to Jennifer Sperry of the Lake Humane Society:
As the staff of LHS walked through the house on October 17, the smell of urine and feces overwhelmed them causing their eyes and throats to burn, even through their protective gear.
All three dogs and 19 of the cats have already been adopted. Twenty-five cats are still awaiting adoption.
Sadly, others were so ill that even the treatment provided could not ease their suffering. Eleven of the cats had to be euthanized.
And now, four months later, the remainder of the cats - dozens of them - are still undergoing treatment for medical issues.
The three dogs seized were in better condition than the cats, since they were kept outside. However, they did not have food or water when LHS removed the animals.
The owner of the animals was sentenced to five years probation.
If you are interested in helping out the sick cats, donations can be made through Lake Humane Society’s website. Also on their website is a list of LHS benefit events.
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