Bremerton cat hoarders surrender more than 70 animals – KOMO News

A Bremerton couple is surrendering more than six dozen cats and kittens that have been living in squalid conditions inside a camping trailer.

A 911 tip led animal rescuers to the trailer, where they found more than 70 felines. Officer Chase Connolly rounded up the cats and said they covered up nearly every inch of the couple’s floor.

“The smell was overwhelming, to where we had to wear masks just to enter the property and alternate them out with new masks just to enter the property and alternate them out with new ones to keep removing animals,” Connolly said.

So many cats were rescued that the Kitsap Humane Society shelter is now full. All the cats are now being treated for parasites and eye infections.

Dr. Jen Stonequist said some the animals were underweight, but they did not appear to be neglected.

“They were really loved where they were, I think the people just didn’t have the resources to spay and neuter the cats that they had, and unfortunately it just resulted in an explosion of kittens,” Stonequist said.

The runt of the bunch weighs just 10 ounces. The shelter workers have named the kitten Zeus because they want him to know he’s a fighter.

If the couple continues to cooperate and surrender the rest of their cats, police say they won’t face any criminal charges. Rescuers say it’s a case of good intentions that got out of control.

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7 years ago

*PRAYERS* and love for each and every one of these cats and kittens; I hope they find the loving, permanent homes they deserve! and I also hope that the caregivers receive education and help. It sounds as if they just needed funding and maybe transportation to spay/neuter. So sad when caring people, as these seem to be, are unable to do what their hearts tell them is right (and it IS right). Everyone who is compassionate and kind needs to become involved in helping to ensure that each and every cat has a loving, permanent home so that these situations… Read more »