Man Found Living With 47 Cats In His Car During Sweltering Temperatures

Poppy Bilderbeck

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Man Found Living With 47 Cats In His Car During Sweltering Temperatures

Featured Image Credit: Animal Humane Society/Facebook

The Animal Humane Society has revealed how it discovered a man living in his car with 47 cats.

Despite the multiple warnings about taking extra care of your pets during the warmer months with added emphasis on not leaving animals in cars without proper ventilation and hydration, a man was discovered with not just one, but nearly 50 cats in his vehicle.

The Animal Humane Society has since taken to Facebook to detail how the cats were found and to share an update on their recovery.

A man was found living in his car with 47 cats. Credit: Animal Humane Society/Facebook
A man was found living in his car with 47 cats. Credit: Animal Humane Society/Facebook

According to the organisation, the cats were first spotted by a 'concerned police officer'.

The Animal Humane Society stated: "Our Humane Investigations agents worked quickly and carefully to bring all four dozen animals back to AHS.

"Ranging in ages from just under a year to 12 years old, our expert veterinarians have just started examining each cat, providing vaccinations, balanced nutrition, specialised behavioural rehabilitation, and spay/neuter surgery."

The cats ranged from one to 12 years old. Credit: Animal Humane Society/Facebook
The cats ranged from one to 12 years old. Credit: Animal Humane Society/Facebook

While found in 'sweltering June heat and humidity' with 'no home' and 'no air conditioning', the society noted the cats are all in 'relatively good health'.

However, it reported it could take 'days, if not weeks, to provide the ongoing care each animal needs as 'most are dehydrated and a little untrusting'.

The society called on the public to donate in support of the cats.

"Right now, your gift will be doubled, dollar-for-dollar, up to $25,000, thanks to an anonymous animal lover. It’s a match that couldn’t have come at a better time. Your generous gift will bring hope and healing to the animals and community members who need us most. Please give generously," it said.

So far, over 200 people have donated and over $11,000 (£8,942.89) has been raised.

The Animal Humane Society is calling for donations to support the cats. Credit: Animal Humane Society/Facebook
The Animal Humane Society is calling for donations to support the cats. Credit: Animal Humane Society/Facebook

Despite focusing on the inhumane conditions the cats were discovered in, the society also acknowledged the desperate situation their owner must have been faced with 'living inside [their] car [...] unsure where to turn'.

The Animal Humane Society resolved: "Yesterday, 47 animals’ lives were irrevocably changed. Today, 47 cats are finally experiencing what it’s like to have their own space in which to sleep, play, and eat.

"This is just the beginning of their second chance but it's 47 second chances we can promise because we can count on animal lovers like you — yesterday, today, and every day thereafter."

If you see an animal in distress and/or in need of help, contact the RSPCA's 24-hour animal cruelty line on 0300 1234 999 or visit their website for further advice 

Topics: News, Animal Cruelty, US News, Animals, Cats

Poppy Bilderbeck
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