Target: North Las Vegas, Nevada Chief of Police, Joseph Chronister
Goal: Thank authorities for rescuing 112 cats from an animal hoarder
Approximately 112 cats were rescued by animal control from a home in North Las Vegas. After six hours of removing the cats from the home, they were about to seize the cats and place them in the Lied Animal Shelter while the investigation continues.
Animal control was alerted to the situation because the owner of the home reached out to an animal rescue website for help. She pleaded to authorities that she never meant to keep that many cats. According to Action News, the owner of the house told prosecutors that she was shocked about the amount of cats she actually had. The cat owner explained that she liked to help stray and abandoned cats and her initial goal was to put most of the cats up for adoption and only keep a few. Eventually, her good deed turned into a problem that was too big for her to fix.
Her house was beginning to cause problems for her neighbors, too. There was a foul stench that was coming out of her home and the floor of the home was reportedly filthy and covered in cat feces. She also had a roach infestation that began to seep over to the neighbor’s house. When animal control came into her house, they deemed it unfit to live in.
Police officers are now working to get the woman and the cats some help. Thankfully, most of the cats were in decent conditions. Please sign this petition to thank the North Las Vegas authorities for their help in the rescue of 112 feral cats.
Dear Chief Joseph Chronister,
Thank you for rescuing the 112 cats that were living in filthy conditions in this house in North Las Vegas. The house was so dirty that two police officers had to be transported to the hospital after removing the cats from the home.
Animal hoarding is a growing problem in America and there needs to be a way to stop it. Thankfully, this woman realized she needed help and contacted animal rescue, but there are hundreds of people out there that are hoarding animals and no one knows about it. These homes are a public safety issue. Like this case, the homes are usually covered in feces and urine, which gives way for dangerous bacteria to take over and make everybody sick. Thank you for getting the cats to a safe place.
[Your Name Here]
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