RSPCA officers in Croydon were astonished to discover 55 oriental kitties living together in one home.
By Published on 22 Mar 2019
A nationwide appeal has been launched by the RSPCA after 55 cats, the majority of them oriental breeds, have been discovered in the home of an animal “hoarder”. It appears that things have got out of control with all of these cats living in a single home and the owner can now no longer take care of them.
Multi-cat household is a result of breeding issues
Often cat lovers begin with only 2 or 3 cats in the home, but as these felines mature and mate, interbreeding takes place. In this situation, the homeowner has kept all of the kittens, until she has hoarded 55 of them and now she has a serious overcrowding problem. Amongst these 55 cats, there are some pregnant queens and tiny kittens.
Oriental cats make amazing, loving pets
These cats are very intelligent, caring and devoted to their owners. You will never be lonely with an oriental kitty as they are very talkative, and love nothing more than snuggling up. They do prefer to live with other cats or in groups but perhaps not in such a large household as in this situation.
RSPCA have placed cats in 3 rescue centres
It's not possible to place all of the 55 cats together in one pet rescue cattery. As there were so many cats discovered in this one single home, RSPCA officers have split them between 3 centres, with 38 kitties going to RSPCA South Godstone Animal Centre in Surrey. A further 6 cats are staying at RSPCA Purley, Caterham and District branch and the remaining 11 at RSPCA Leybourne in Kent.
An appeal has been launched to try to find loving homes for every one of the 55 talkative cats to give them a chance of happiness. Cute images have been released and would-be adopters are asked to contact the relevant RSPCA centre for further details.
🙀 More than 50 cats rescued from home
📰 The RSPCA is looking for homes for 55 Siamese cats who came into the charity’s care from a multi-cat household. The unusual breed of cat were rescued from a multi-cat household in the Borough of Croydon by RSPCA officers on 20th February. They were then taken to three animal centres in the area - there are 11 cats at RSPCA Leybourne in Kent, six at the RSPCA Purley, Caterham and District branch and 38 Siamese cats at RSPCA South Godstone Animal Centre in Surrey. The charity is now looking for homes after the large influx of these cats came into its care, which included young kittens and pregnant queens. 📸RSPCAPosted by Surrey Live on Tuesday, March 19, 2019