The elderly woman appears to have been hoarding the cats in her council flat in north London.
Not the first time this cat hoarder has had a problem
In 2017, council workers in Islington, who the property belongs to, were called to remove 70 cats from the flat. It appears that several kitties were left behind and obviously they have been breeding, creating the present problem.
Vulnerable, elderly woman is evicted from her flat
The cat owner, has been moved into temporary, sheltered accommodation following her eviction. The lady’s son rang animal rescuers, when he needed help with so many cats in the house. 45 cats including a litter of young kittens were removed from the flat, leaving others behind, which will be rescued at a later date. While the elderly woman is in temporary accommodation, her home will be repaired and deep cleaned, then she may be allowed to return.
New homes needed for 45 cats
The rescued cats were taken to the Celia Hammond Animal Trust in Lewisham, but as there are so many of them, new homes are urgently needed. The cats left at the flat are being fed by kind-hearted neighbours. Most of the 45 rescued cats are in good health, although most of them need worming and flea treatments, vaccinations, microchipping and neutering, before heading off to their adopted homes. The Animal Trust hopes to rehome many of the rescued kitties in pairs, as they don’t have the resources to hold onto any of the cats themselves.
If you think you can help to rehome one of these 45 cats, contact the Celia Hammond Animal Trust for further details. The charity is also asking for donations of food, funds for veterinary treatment, toys and bedding for the cats.