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Cats rescued from hoarding
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Krackel is one of 14 cats rescued from a hoarding situation on Wednesday. She is currently pregnant and while she is not yet eligible for adoption, eight other cats are ready for new homes at Warren County Animal Control and Adoption Center located at 169 Paws Trail. - photo by Nikki Childers

Fourteen cats were rescued Wednesday from a hoarding situation in the Smartt Station area.

Warren County Animal Control and Adoption Center director Sherri Bradley was contacted by a rescue organization regarding the cats.

“I got a call from a rescue and they had received a report about 27 cats in a hoarding situation,” Bradley said. “A concerned person informed a rescue when they became aware of the homeowner’s situation. The owner had become too sick to care for them and the cats were beginning to decline. From there, we were asked to help and we agreed. The cats were then surrendered to us.”

Many of the cats were female and several were pregnant, which posed a problem if not handled quickly. Bradley and her staff managed to catch 14 of the 27 cats and have placed live traps in hopes of capturing the remainder.

“These cats were clearly loved by their owner,” Bradley said. “They are in decent condition but they will be better after some extra care.”

Rescues stepped up to the plate and helped soften the impact by taking some of the pregnant and younger cats into their care, leaving Animal Control with nine.

Those interested in adopting one of these cats may inquire with Warren County Animal Control and Adoption Center. 

Adoptions and surrenders continue to be by appointment only. The facility is located at 169 Paws Trail and hopeful adopters may reach them by phone at (931) 507-3647.