LCDAS swamped with cats rescued from Bonita Springs home

Author: ashley edlund
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FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County Domestic Animal Services (LCDAS) says it’s overwhelmed by the more than 100 cats removed from a home on Whip O Will Lane in Bonita Springs last week. 

“This year, this was the worst hoarding case we’ve had,” said Ria Brown with LCDAS.

The shelter has so many cats, many of the animals are currently living in a conference room. Brown says finding new homes won’t be the only problem, most of the animals rescued were living in their own waste and will need medical care before they can be adopted.

“A lot of them had skin conditions, upper repository infections, things consistent with how they were being cared for,” Brown said. “What we took in one day, literally doubled our cat intake for the week.”

Other local rescues, like Cat Tails and More Inc., have stepped in to help.

“We helped in a hoarding case a few years ago, it was monumental. I’ve never been so overwhelmed in my life,” said Carolyn Herman. “It makes me very sad, it makes me very sad for the person and the animals involved.”

Donations to the Lee County Animal Care Trust Fund are being accepted at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers. You can also call 239-533-7387.

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