Dozens of cats were known to be at the Hillyard home being searched for animal hoarding. Four cats were already in the vehicle. It was dark inside the van during the rainy day, so I turned on the flash so you can see their eyes.
The wafting smell of animal hoarding was evident from a street outside a Hillyard home on Wednesday morning. SpokAnimal was on scene seizing animals on a warrant for animal cruelty and neglect. About 30 animals, cats and dogs, were found in the barely livable home at the 3200 block of East Crown.
“We’ve given her every opportunity to get rid of the animals and clean up, but we get phone calls from residents asking: “Aren’t you going to do something about those animals?”,” Meyer added. “We have to do something. It’s not for the residents, it’s for the animals. You don’t lock up eight cats in one small cage and not clean them.”