BARCS rescues 133 cats from hoarding situation in Mount Clare

Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter is in need of donations after 133 cats were rescued from a Mount Clare hoarding situation in their neighborhood. They reported that the home was filled with more cats than could be properly cared for and asked for a wellness check-up. At first it was assumed that around 90 cats lived in the small row house. When Animal Control got to the house, they found that the owners actually lived with 133 cats. Conditions inside the house were described as overwhelming and it was clear that the situation had been spiraling out of control for quite some time. Animal Control explained to the owners that for their health and safety, the cats would have to be removed, and the owners agreed. The cats were moved to the BARCS animal shelter, an open animal shelter, which means that despite the already 247 cats that were already in their care, space was created for 133 more at once. The cats are very different in terms of health and temperament. Many require extensive medical care and time to adapt. Regardless of the challenges, BARCS strives to achieve positive results for each one. Most cats are cared for in the infirmary. BARCS is now soliciting donations for medical care, food and shelter. You can click here to donate to BARCS Medical Care Fund.

The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter is in need of donations after rescuing 133 cats from a hoarding situation in Mount Clare.

On Tuesday, Baltimore City Animal Control responded to a call from a member of the Mount Clare community who was concerned about a possible hoarding situation in his neighborhood. They reported that the home was filled with more cats than could be properly cared for and asked for a wellness check-up.

At first it was assumed that around 90 cats lived in the small row house. When Animal Control got to the house, they found that the owners actually lived with 133 cats.

Conditions inside the house were described as overwhelming and it was clear that the situation had been spiraling out of control for quite some time.

Animal Control explained to the owners that for their health and safety, the cats would have to be removed, and the owners agreed.

The cats were moved to the BARCS shelter, an open shelter, which means that despite the already 247 cats that were already in their care, space was made for 133 more at once.

Cats are very different in terms of both health and temperament. Many require extensive medical care and time to adapt. Regardless of the challenges, BARCS strives to achieve positive results for each one.

Most cats are looked after in the medical wing. BARCS is now soliciting donations for medical supplies, food and shelter.

Click here to donate to BARCS Medical Care Fund.