Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Pets
  3. Pet Rescue

Foul odor complaints lead to discovery of Detroit 100 plus cat hoarder scene

See also

Neighbors along the east side of Detroit say they couldn't let their children play in their backyards or even sit on the porch because the smell from a home on Casino and Marne made everyone gag reported wxyzdetroit.com.

Authorities were shocked when they entered the feces and flea infested home to find 35 flea-ridden and malnourished kittens. Sadly, rescuers have found more than 60 dead cats, and have set humane traps to capture other animals seen in and around the home. One dog ran out of the house as authorities opened the front door. The woman who lives in the house volunteers her time to help cats. Obviously, the woman became overwhelmed.

Melanie Wittner, with Hopeful Heart Rescue, has been coordinating the efforts with other local rescues organizations. On the group's Facebook page, Tuesday morning thank you comments were in order as the various groups all pitched in to help these defenseless animals:

"Mutts of Motown and Solo Rescue were able to take in several of the cats. Lori Briggs, who has a huge heart and allowed us to help with this rescue, Guardians for Animals, and Four Paws One Heart, for helping with the mounting vet bills. Donations can be made directly to Rakestraw Animal Hospital in Detroit. Thank you for your amazing support during this time!"

From myfoxdetroit, on a rescuer getting into a horrible situation like this and jeopardizing the lives of so many animals, Wittner stated her opinion:

"They just get overwhelmed. They don't know when to say no. They don't know when to set limits."

No one has been charged, however the investigation for animal neglect and cruelty continues.

If you would like to continue receiving the latest news on pet issues and how we can help those who cannot speak, please click the "Subscribe" icon.

Follow the National Pet Rescue Examiner on Facebook by clicking here. Please visit and "like" my page. You are welcome to submit story ideas by contacting me at cdhanna9703@aol.com.

Advertisement

Life

  • Tom Petty
    Seven overlooked videos that prove the genius of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    Today's Buzz
  • Gaylord Pickens
    Discover Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum dollar days
    Camera
    6 Photos
  • Yoga poses
    Learn how to strengthen your core muscles with these yoga poses
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Baby boomer STD rates
    Sexually transmitted diseases: Baby boomers booming STD rates
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Open relationships
    Are you thinking about exercising your option to be in an open relationship?
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Medical symptoms
    See which symptoms should cause you to seek a doctor’s attention right away
    Camera
    6 Photos