Camden, Delaware, residents were astonished when a nearby residence was cleared of a pile of animals living in “deplorable circumstances.” The spooky site has been reported to the Office of Animal Welfare (OAW).
They took action after hearing the stories presented by the community. This animal cruelty was beyond anything they had ever seen. More than 180 animals were helped as a result of this Delaware discovery!
The end result was fantastic for everyone involved. There were 182 cats of all ages, 1 dog, and regrettably, 1 deceased feline. They were all left to their own devices and lived in squalor.
Because this was going to be a big recovery effort, OAW quickly called one of the local shelters. They would require expert animal handlers for a rescue of this size.
They gathered as many animals as they could and were able to bring them all out of this misery, but it was a terrible process. The cats’ mournful and forlorn expressions could be seen in every part of the abandoned home.
Most cats are underweight, many have flea dermatitis, and some have respiratory illnesses, which are luckily curable in little animals. The fact is that being crowded into a dwelling in such conditions must have been horrible.
Fortunately for many of these kittens, several were available for adoption quite quickly. After spending who knows how long in worse than deplorable conditions, the animals in better health are already on their way to reuniting with their family for good.
This anecdote demonstrates why you should NEVER judge a book by its cover. These adorable felines began to shine with a little love, attention, and medical treatment. Photos of the makeover were also published on the Facebook pages of the shelters.
It is unclear whether some of the animals were house pets, as they readily yielded to human care; others may have never experienced what it feels like to be loved.
These are the most heartbreaking instances because they require a specific home. Some of the less friendly cats may find a home as a “working cat.”
These wild cats may never be indoor house cats, cuddling in their masters’ laps.
It is preferable for them to reside in a barn or on any property where they may be outside yet receive continual attention.