Friday, June 27, 2014

Cat Hoarders Don't Care About the Cats

If more proof were needed and I don't think it is, the Kansas City cat hoarder is a good example of how people who collect cats and fail to care for them really don't care about the health and welfare of their cats despite what they profess.

This is a lady who rented out to apartments in Kansas City but didn't live in them herself. About 70 cats lived in them but, of course, in complete squalor and utterly neglected by this woman.

She actually called the authorities herself in order to get help so she was able to think rationally and at that moment was belatedly concerned about her cats but now a month later with most of the cats gone but some of them still roaming around the area she has failed to clean up her flats which are apparently still in a state of high squalor and smelling to heaven because of the urine and faeces inside them and I suppose other mess and detritus.

Not only does this woman not really care about her cats' welfare she appears to be disregarding the views of her neighbours who obviously want a decent place to live in but are forced to confront the ammonia smell seeping out of the flats and some remaining cats who look unhealthy which is disturbing to any decent person.

The city's authorities say they're still trying to trap some of the cats inside the apartment, which I find unbelievable.  This is a month later after all.  They say they have run out of traps to catch the cats.  I find that somewhat unbelievable as well.

The residents in the area are having to step in and do some cat catching themselves but this is skilled work and apparently only one cat has been trapped.  The authorities say it is the responsibility of the apartment owner to clean the inside of the apartments.

However, I would have thought that health and safety regulations would give the local authorities the power to step in and clean up themselves and apparently they have hinted that they might do this.

The point is this, though, the cat hoarder has shown antisocial tendencies, a disregard for others on top of a blindness about the consequences of her activities, namely, damaging the health of cats that she purportedly wishes to help.

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