It is good for you humans to like us felines. And it is even better when you have some of us in your home. But some humans go too far. And that is exactly what happened in Toronto recently.
More than 100 felines were pulled from a home in Toronto. Toronto Cat Rescue learned about the hoarding situation, and they called Toronto Animal Services and Toronto Humane Society. The three groups worked together to coordinate a response.
A human with Toronto Animal Services said they pulled 105 cats from the home, with more felines still in the home. And they added that current laws allow a maximum of six animals per home.
White coated humans affiliated with the organizations examined the felines. They found them to be generally healthy, although they had fleas, worms, and fur loss. Plus, the felines will need to be socialized so they get used to living in an environment without dozens of other cats around.
Toronto Cat Rescue activated a group of rescue volunteers, and they are fostering around 50 of the cats. All of the cats will be treated and spayed or neutered before become available for adoption.
Humans with Toronto Cat Rescue added that this hoarding situation shows why it is so important to get felines fixed. With each cat capable of producing two litters in a year, humans trying to care for unaltered felines can quickly become overwhelmed.
Authorities do not plan to press charges against the human hoarding these animals because they are cooperating. But they will make sure they do not get so overwhelmed with felines in the future.