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Wisconsin Humane Society rescues 23 cats from hoarding situation in Brown County

Posted at 3:19 PM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 16:19:37-04

Wisconsin Humane Society says it has rescued 23 cats from a hoarding situation in Brown County.

The WHS says it responded last Wednesday to a request from the Brown County Health Department to remove cats from squalid conditions at a residence. Staff found two nursing cats struggling to care for their kittens, living in filth with no running water.

Wisconsin Humane Society did not specify the location of the residence where the cats were found.

Ultimately, WHS says they removed 17 adult cats and six kittens from the property. Every cat needed medical attention and most are suffering from upper respiratory, skin and eye infections. The WHS says many of the cats are shy and fearful of people.

While the cats are now safe, they face a long road to recovery. WHS is asking for the public’s help to help cover the extra medical expenses incurred by this case. Donations can be made at or by calling (414) 431-6119.