If homes aren’t found for them soon, 40 cats in Martin County could be put down early next week.
More than 50 cats were removed from a home in Robersonville on April 30th after police discovered them living in poor conditions.
According to Martin County Manager Russell Overmann several of the cats have been adopted already but there are dozens of others left. Overmann tells WITN, Martin Counties Animal Shelter is not equipped for all of the cats.
If homes are not found for them by the beginning of next week the animals are going to be euthanized.
If you are interested in adoption, contact animal control at 252-789-4316.
There's another case of animal hoarding in Eastern Carolina, this time more than 50 cats have been seized.
Robersonville police collected the cats from a home on North Grimes Street Thursday morning. Police tell us the cats were voluntarily surrendered by the homeowner.
Since October police say they've received complaints about a foul odor coming from the home and neighbors seeing dozens of cats. Many of the felines were in the home inside cages.
Police said they worked out an agreement with the homeowner that if he surrendered the cats they would not charge him with animal cruelty.
The home was littered with cat feces and police say the animals basically took over the home.