MATHER, Pa (KDKA) – Dozens of cats were removed from a home in Greene County Thursday.
Carriers full of cats were taken from the garage of the house in Mather.
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A humane officer said they were still counting the cats and said there could be as many as 100. Many of them were dehydrated and suffering from skin conditions from fleas.
“It’s not good for anybody we are being held hostage in our own houses during the summer. it’s worse than horse barns at the fairgrounds and it’s hard for people to understand that. it was hard for me to get people to believe it’s this bad,” said neighbor Deneen Rhodes.
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Teddy Bear Care is an entirely foster-based rescue in Carmichaels.
“The number is 724-998-6491 and give us a holler. With us being a small rescue we don’t have the finances to be able to say we can do this. So we’re gonna need help from the community so we can get these cats vetted and put into a good home,” said Greene County Humane Officer Robin Leighty.
The owner claims people have been dumping the cats on her property since 2018. She says she has reached out for help from numerous agencies and posted online adoption ads for the cats, but nothing worked.
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According to the humane officers, none of the cats appeared to be near death. They will be quarantined for 10 days for infectious diseases, but nursing them back to health is going to be a serious task, maybe even impossible as things stand right now.