Volunteer group helps remove more than 100 cats from home - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/8/10

Volunteer group helps remove more than 100 cats from area home

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

By Tiffany Pelt - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – A local volunteer group is helping a woman housing more than a hundred cats and kittens beat her addiction to hoarding.

The woman with the addiction reached out to the Humane Society of West Texas for help. "It's a form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. She sees them as her pets, she loves them, and there's just something inside her that won't let them go," said Ashlee West, Humane Society foster mother.

Volunteers said the woman is seeking therapy and trying to get her life back in order. Little by little volunteers are taking the cats and kittens from her home and nursing them back to health before putting them up for adoption.

The volunteers have already picked up about 60 kittens, but many of them are dying. "There's a lot of inbreeding, so a lot of times their body will keep growing and their insides, their kidneys and they're heart and stuff, just can't sustain the grown. They just die," said Charlotte Marricle, Humane Society foster mother.

Nearly 65% of the kittens have died, many of them stillborn. "All of these cats have large litters anywhere from eight to ten kittens. About two to four out of each litter make it, and it's because of inbreeding, birth defects, and all different kinds of illness," said West.

West said sometimes they get sick from being in the woman's home for long periods of time and they've had to deal with many deaths, but it's all worth it. "We hope everything works out for them and we're willing to take the time to put into it because, you know they, deserve a home," she said.

The volunteers still have 30 to 40 more kittens and cats to pick up from inside the house, and there's even more outside. They're hoping to finish collecting the cats over the next two weeks. Once all the kittens are healthy, the Humane Society will have a special adoption day sometime next month at PetSmart.

This huge undertaking will cost the Humane Society around $15,000 because medical costs of getting the cats spayed and neutered medication, food and supplies. They're asking for your help and appreciate any donations.

If you would like to help you can contact the Humane Society at (806) 799-Pets or (806) 885-1861, or by mail: P.O. Box 65645 
                                     Lubbock, TX 79424

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