We recently received 10 cats from Chippewa County in the Upper Peninsula who were pulled from an extreme hoarding/over-breeding situation. These poor babies were living in absolutely awful, unsanitary conditions and were malnourished and dirty when they arrived. They had been previously living in tiny, wire cages with limited room to move around and no proper bed, litter box, good food or clean water.
There were over 30 cats pulled from the situation and taken to Chippewa County Animal Shelter. The staff knew they didn’t have the resources to handle that many felines all at once, which prompted them to reach out to other local rescues, including Little Traverse Bay Humane Society. We ended up taking in 10 of the displaced cats, including two mommas, heavily pregnant.
It’s devastating and heartbreaking to think of any animal living in conditions such as this. Thankfully, however, these sweet kitties are free of the bad situation they came from and are now safe and sound at the shelter until they find new homes of their own.