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Cleaning company makes spectacular find when clearing out hoarder’s apartment

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Clearing out a hoarder’s apartment is not an easy feat. But when you make unexpected and unpleasant discoveries, it becomes even harder.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 25/11/2020, 09:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:24

A man who was renting an apartment in Cologne disappeared without a trace back in July. When the owner of the apartment realised what a mess his tenant had left behind, he set to hiring a specialised cleaning company who could help him clear it out.

While the cleaning staff thought they were prepared for the worst, it turns out they weren’t prepared for everything. 

Cat in the apartment

A fluffy white cat and grey tabby suddenly appeared from the pile of junk inside the apartment. While the cats were undeniably nervous, they seemed to be in rather good health animals who had been locked inside an apartment alone for four months. 

The adorable felines were taken to the nearest animal shelter where they were given the necessary treatment and put up for adoption.

Can cats take care of themselves?

Well, not for four months, that’s for sure! Cats are known to be less dependent than dogs, but you really shouldn’t leave your cat for longer than a day or two if you absolutely have to. It is thought that the cats in question survived by tearing up packets of dry food that had been left behind, and drinking from the toilet bowl. 

Since finding the two cats, rescuers have found another white cat in the apartment too. The cat’s previous owner is nowhere to be found, but according to neighbours, he had more cats. These ones have not been found yet, but who knows, as cleaning continues, there might be more surprises.