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Wisconsin Humane Society rescues 23 cats from hoarding situation

GREEN BAY - Last Wednesday, July 17, Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) staff responded to a request from the Brown County Health Department to remove cats from squalid conditions at a residence in the county. WHS staff were heartbroken to find two nursing mothers struggling to care for their kittens, living in filth with no running water. The Brown County Health Department was concerned the rising temperatures would create additional complications.

The WHS team worked swiftly and successfully removed 17 adult cats and 6 kittens from the property. Every cat needed medical attention and most are suffering from upper respiratory, skin, and eye infections. Many of the cats are shy and fearful of people, having been deprived of proper care for so long. They are safe now, but have long recoveries ahead.

WHS is asking for the public’s help to help cover the extra medical expenses incurred by this case. Donations can be made at wihumane.org/donate or by calling (414) 431-6119.

If you believe someone is struggling with animal hoarding, it’s important to reach out for help. It’s a serious mental health problem that can quickly spiral out of control, affecting not only the animals, but the owners, their families, and the community. Call your local law enforcement, animal welfare organization, health department or mental health agency for supportive resources.  


  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019
  • For immediate release
  • Media Contact: Shaina Allen
  • (920) 469-3110 x2125
  • sallen@wihumane.org
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