New Info: 40 Cats Face Euthanization In Martin County

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.

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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.


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  • by bland Location: williamston on May 16, 2010 at 04:01 AM
    there was a misprint in the paper that stated the last 10 cats were given away , they were wrong the last ten were still at the shelter about 4-5 days ago. the landfil (shelter men) kept playing games with the girls who were helping these animals gets home, one minute they said come & get them, then they said if you dont take them all together then they are getting put down right now, i beleive we need new people in these positions in martin county. because these men are jokes, so needless to say they are all probably gone by now, say a prayer for them,thank you to the women in hertofrd county who helped us take some of these kitties & get them homes, you gals are a blessing. check out pawws in hertford to adopt, & please come tot he martin county shelter of main st. in williamston, you can adopt between 8-10am mon-fri, theres no charge they need wonderful forever homes,
  • by Ann Location: Aulander on May 14, 2010 at 05:49 PM
    The two cream tabby brothers who were taken in by PAWS of Hertford County were checked out at the vet's on Tuesday. They tested negative for leukemia and FIV. Got shots for upper respiratory infections. Started recovering from starvation, dehydration, and deep depression. And on Thursday they were adopted together into a good home. The orange tabby turned out to be already neutered, the brown tabby was neutered Thursday. Both got rabies shots and tested negative. They are ready to be adopted. Will soon go on our website, pawsofhertfordcounty.com.
  • by Sue Location: Bear Grass on May 13, 2010 at 06:53 PM
    I hope and pray these kitties are now safe in new homes.
  • by Sue Location: Bear Grass on May 13, 2010 at 06:06 AM
    I am still sending out emails to everyone that I know and asking those people to pass the emails on to help these little ones. I have sent emails to Saving Graces, Marley, and many others with the hope this will help these precious gifts from God.
  • by Anonymous on May 12, 2010 at 12:59 PM
    everyday that goes by these animals have less chance to get homes, plus we founf out they arent being fed or watered properly. we wont go away we are making a stand. n.c. capital has been called again we are in pursuit of this situation
  • by Pm Location: Williamston on May 12, 2010 at 09:53 AM
    I think they should do an update on this too... maybe to show a picture of the poor cat being eaten alive because they were so hungry. It has happen between the dogs multiple times. Why can't the animal control officers kept them well fed, it the county not providing them what they need or just to busy drinking and hanging out at the beauty salon to actually do?
  • by Sue Location: Bear Grass on May 12, 2010 at 04:21 AM
    I wish WITN would do an update on this.
  • by Anonymous on May 11, 2010 at 04:51 PM
    i agree peter!! they cant even show up for work on time! they cant return a phone call. martin county needs to hire someone who cares!
  • by mjb Location: Bertie County on May 11, 2010 at 04:42 PM
    Please don't call PETA, they'll euthanize the cat's before they get out of the county.
  • by Peter on May 10, 2010 at 07:08 PM
    again, our AC officers are a complete joke.They spend more time at the local ABC store than on the job.You would be shocked at some of the places the county trucks are seen.Step up Overman!
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