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  • Pima Animal Care Center rescues 23 felines in hoarding case

    Jan 15, 2015 | Read More News
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    cat hoarding rescueA team of Pima Animal Care Center enforcement officers on Thursday morning rescued 23 cats and kittens from a small, one-bedroom mobile home in Pima County. 

    “The cats were living in unsanitary conditions with inadequate ventilation,” Animal Care Investigator Michael Eckelbarger said. He added that his team issued 50 citations for neglect.

    The felines were transferred to PACC’s Silverbell Road shelter where they are receiving medical attention. It is unknown currently how many of the cats will be adoptable, but Kristin Barney, PACC’s chief of operations, said the organization is committed to saving as many of them as it possibly can.

    PACC’s 18 full-time animal care enforcement officers and three investigators provide service to a 9,000 square mile area and field, on average, 50 daily calls on all manner of animal concerns. On a recent January morning, there were 167 reports regarding animal neglect alone. This is PACC’s first response to a hoarding case in 2015.

    “We are so happy to be helping cats on a daily basis and to be promoting better welfare for the pets of Pima County,” Investigator Eckelbarger said.

    To help Pima Animal Care Center bring these cats back to health and find them loving permanent homes, make a tax-deductible donation at www.pima.gov/animalcare.  
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