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House Of Filth: Nearly 100 Cats Found In NJ Home
wcbstv.com ^ | Mar, 28, 2009 | Sean Hennessey

Posted on 03/28/2009 7:53:47 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland

SPCA Officials Stunned After 2 Feet Of Feces Found In Room Of House Located In Million-Dollar Community Officers Say It's One Of The Worst Cases Ever Reported Reporting Sean Hennessey CHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) ―

One New Jersey SPCA official said it was probably the worst case he's ever seen.

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TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: animalcruelty; animalhoarding; cats; clutter; disorder; filth; hoard; hoarder; hoarders; hoarding; mentalillness; newjersey; ocd; pigsty; spca; squalor; stuff
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Yikes!
1 posted on 03/28/2009 7:53:47 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
While house-hunting in NH we were shown a nice home that just reeked of cat pee. It was breathtakingly bad.

Later, in the car, the Realtor mentioned that the owner had recently separated from her husband and was going through some tough times.

My wife opined, "The cats aren't handling it too well either."

2 posted on 03/28/2009 7:59:32 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
What the hell is the deal with crazy cat ladys?


3 posted on 03/28/2009 7:59:57 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

And I thought that Tony Soprano’s Cat Houses were “dirty”!


4 posted on 03/28/2009 8:04:19 AM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar (Quae Cum Ita Sunt. Since these things are so.))
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To: billorites
LOL! Not being a cat fan, I do feel so sorry for these poor animals.

I don't know what is is with some people and the hording of pets.

5 posted on 03/28/2009 8:04:41 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Let the Revolution Commence!!!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
...Feces Found In Room Of House Located In Million-Dollar Community...

The Oval Office per chance...

6 posted on 03/28/2009 8:06:44 AM PDT by ex91B10 (This Space Available! Great Rates!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland; Slings and Arrows; Tijeras_Slim; Lady Jag
When I recently proposed getting a 3rd tiiiiny little cat, the normally copacetic Mrs. F said, "Stop. Just. Stop."
7 posted on 03/28/2009 8:07:12 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

People do it with dogs, too.


8 posted on 03/28/2009 8:09:42 AM PDT by Judith Anne
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

To bad she didnt hoard walmart bags to put the cat crap in


9 posted on 03/28/2009 8:11:09 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

I think hoarding anything in numbers like this is a form of mental illness. I have pity for this family, and hope someone can get them to the help they need.


10 posted on 03/28/2009 8:12:11 AM PDT by basil ( It's time to eliminate all "Gun Free Zones")
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To: martin_fierro
Awwwww, three aren't so bad! It's when there's more than five, I think that then there's a problem!

A grammar school friend of my son had twelve cats in his house! Yes, his mom had issues!

11 posted on 03/28/2009 8:12:45 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Let the Revolution Commence!!!)
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To: mylife

LOL! I save plastic bags for my daughters girl friend. She has one puppie and uses then to poop scoop.


12 posted on 03/28/2009 8:14:32 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Let the Revolution Commence!!!)
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To: basil

So true.


13 posted on 03/28/2009 8:15:09 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Let the Revolution Commence!!!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Walmart contributes to the world once again!


14 posted on 03/28/2009 8:15:38 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

I can’t imagine what the smell is like. I know from bitter experience what one cat ‘accident’ with cat urine can do to carpet. Unless you can get to it IMMEDIATELY, it will ruin the carpet and the subfloor. You will never get the smell out....never.


15 posted on 03/28/2009 8:15:38 AM PDT by Ikemeister
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To: Judith Anne

Yes that’s why I wrote:

“I don’t know what is is with some people and the hording of pets.”


16 posted on 03/28/2009 8:16:23 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Let the Revolution Commence!!!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
I hate cats.

FMCDH(BITS)

17 posted on 03/28/2009 8:16:28 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: nothingnew

I don’t hate cats, I just prefer dogs.


18 posted on 03/28/2009 8:17:37 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Let the Revolution Commence!!!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

My pooch is lying here beside me.
He doesn’t poop in the closet and walk around on my counter tops.

Dogs are fine in the house. Cats belong in the barn.


19 posted on 03/28/2009 8:20:22 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Ikemeister

We had inherited tennants from a previous owner, who let their cats pee in the corners of the living room. While Hubby was tearing up the carpet, he would have to hold his breath, pull the carpet a little, then run outside for a breath of fresh air. Then repeat.

Needless to say, we don’t allow pets in our rental units.


20 posted on 03/28/2009 8:36:33 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Let the Revolution Commence!!!)
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To: mylife
LOL! It's the walking on the kitchen counters after using the litter-box that grosses me out!
21 posted on 03/28/2009 8:38:03 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Let the Revolution Commence!!!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Me too!


22 posted on 03/28/2009 8:39:25 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: martin_fierro

Four or five cats is fine for almost anyone but there are lots of cat lovers who have more and handle it well.

Ours are strays that have wandered out of the woods and it is difficult no to want to keep a pretty one or an affectionate one, so I can see how some people could become overwhelmed with the number of cats.

All those cats probably work out just fine for awhile while everyone ages and health changes and a few things happen and it all falls apart. They could go broke, get hospitalized, whatever, and then the situation starts to stink all because of a warm hearted gesture.


23 posted on 03/28/2009 8:59:51 AM PDT by Lady Jag (WHERE'S MY BAILOUT!!!!!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

I prefer dogs but we have 2 cats (9 years old) and I have really come to love them.


24 posted on 03/28/2009 9:05:36 AM PDT by Cathy
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Oops, wrong thread to start reading with my lunch in front of me.......


25 posted on 03/28/2009 9:21:51 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This country isn't going to hell in a handbasket, it's riding shotgun on an Indy car....)
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To: martin_fierro; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Bahbah; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...
When I recently proposed getting a 3rd tiiiiny little cat, the normally copacetic Mrs. F said, "Stop. Just. Stop."

Three are fine. Four is entering the danger zone.


26 posted on 03/28/2009 9:26:55 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Can't get enough of my snarking? http://twitter.com/slingsandarrows)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland; martin_fierro
Awwwww, three aren't so bad! It's when there's more than five, I think that then there's a problem!

I would say it's like children: some people can take care of and give enough attention to a large number, while others do better with just a couple.

I know a lady that has 13 - and they are all very well taken care of. 10 are Silver Persians and 1 is a Golden - she spends 3 hours each morning grooming and cleaning up after them. They have a great sunroom/screened in porch where they can hang out when there's good weather.

On the other hand, many people have 1 cat and don't give it enough attention (or food - that why I have my 2 strays in the back yard!)
27 posted on 03/28/2009 9:43:00 AM PDT by CottonBall
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

What happens to these people usually starts out with people abandoning animals and these people take them in and it gets too much for spaying and nuetering and it just gets out of hand. Poor kitties.


28 posted on 03/28/2009 9:47:16 AM PDT by beckysueb (Palin/Jindahl in 2012)
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To: beckysueb
I understand that their heart is in the right place.

I am a firm believer that when you accept an animal into your home they must become a member of the family. They must be loved and cared for and not be subjected to harmful/disgusting living conditions.

My parrot, Buddy and cockatiel, Kiwi are looking over my shoulder as I type this. :0)

29 posted on 03/28/2009 10:05:20 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Let the Revolution Commence!!!)
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To: nothingnew

I adore kitties, shame on you. I have 5 and everyone that comes in our home would not even know we have a cat.

100 is too many of any good thing.

Shame on you for dissing good kitties.


30 posted on 03/28/2009 10:12:38 AM PDT by dforest
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

What you do is teach them to stay off your counters.

Use a spray bottle.


31 posted on 03/28/2009 10:13:57 AM PDT by dforest
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To: martin_fierro
When I recently proposed getting a 3rd tiiiiny little cat, the normally copacetic Mrs. F said, "Stop. Just. Stop."

I think that An Engineer's Guide to Cats has addressed this subject in some detail.

32 posted on 03/28/2009 10:15:00 AM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

cats are in over population becuase of no kill animal pounds, and groups with government backing (local level) run cat rescues, and feral cat feedings. got so bad, that a private property owner out here was forced by law (threat of charge of animal cruelity ) if he prevented treaspass of the feral cat feeders on his own land!!!

one cat is too much if the owners let it roam, pee on cars, scratches on cars, poop all over neighbors lawns, even in fenced yards. out door cats are a puplic health hazard and can make great property damage. I had over $5000 in one instance with one cat.

any cat “lover’ that lets their putty cat roam on other folks property is not only not taking good care of the cat, they are also totally disresprctful of their nieghbors.

who’s cleaning up after your cat? I’d sure like to see the same laws applied to cats as dogs, no loose cats! a loose dog cant get into my fenced yard, but the loose cats get into everthing. leash your cat when out side! respect your nieghbors.


33 posted on 03/28/2009 10:20:45 AM PDT by dhm914
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To: Riley

Thanks, that was funny!


34 posted on 03/28/2009 10:26:01 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Let the Revolution Commence!!!)
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To: indylindy
I hate cats.

FMCDH(BITS)

35 posted on 03/28/2009 10:27:37 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: dhm914
“who’s cleaning up after your cat?”

Personally, I don't own cats. I have birds, they are natural enemies. I am however considering getting a puppy, since our beloved Kate passed a few years ago.

Just remember ya can't herd cats. :0)

36 posted on 03/28/2009 10:31:19 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Let the Revolution Commence!!!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
"These people are not horrible people - their lifestyle went out of control," Yocum says. "She's obviously a hoarder."

...Nearly 100 cats and one dog were found
...2 feet of feces in one room
...there wasn't one inch of the house that wasn't covered in feces or urine,
...were three foot piles of feces in the hallways.

You might classify that as an understatement, you think ?

BTW, Poor dog. One among 100 cats

37 posted on 03/28/2009 10:36:04 AM PDT by Popman (One useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three is a Congress - John Adams)
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To: nothingnew

They hate you more.


38 posted on 03/28/2009 10:43:15 AM PDT by Fawn (http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=v8320y&s=5)
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To: billorites

When we were house hunting we looked at a house that would have been pretty nice if not for the cat pee smell as well. The house was empty, so it was stale pee...and kitty poo on the carpet. It was a foreclosure. Not the worst of what we saw, but bad enough to be memorable.

That said, we have one cat, who doesn’t walk on the counters, uses her box, stays indoors all the time, enjoys bird and squirrel watching, and hates cats. Her worst trait is that she enjoys walking on people when they are sleeping.


39 posted on 03/28/2009 11:06:29 AM PDT by Cailleach
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
Just remember ya can't herd cats. :0)

Yes, you can

40 posted on 03/28/2009 11:14:45 AM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
Heads up to Dog Lovers. Friend just lost her pooch to HISTOPLASMOSIS. It is a fungus that lives in the ground and can be associated with bird poop and bat poop.

Inexperienced vet missed it as it can be controlled if found early.

Symptoms: slight cough, intermittent fever and diarrhea, stops eating. I saw the dog and it drank a lot of water before they noticed the fever. Did exploratory surgery and it had nodules on the spleen, a dead section of intestine and this fungus covering the lungs. Not in all areas of the country.

41 posted on 03/28/2009 11:14:50 AM PDT by Battle Axe (Repent for the coming of the Lord is nigh!)
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To: Riley

LOL!


42 posted on 03/28/2009 11:37:19 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Let the Revolution Commence!!!)
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To: Battle Axe

Poor doggie! I’ve never heard of that!


43 posted on 03/28/2009 11:39:38 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Let the Revolution Commence!!!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Strategic reserve of alternative fuel.


44 posted on 03/28/2009 11:41:21 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Battle Axe

Histo can also do a number on people. Much more common in the central part of US.


45 posted on 03/28/2009 11:49:10 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Everyone has a right to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

If any guy thinks about dating a woman who loves multiple cats, think again. Some years ago I visited the home of woman who had multiple cats, sixteen or around that number. She was a friend of my girl friend. The house looked immaculate, but smelled strongly of cat urine and disinfectant. I can imagine what a house filled with one hundred cats smells like. A lot worse.


46 posted on 03/28/2009 12:30:40 PM PDT by driftless2 (four)
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To: Sherman Logan

We are in the Central part of the USA. Friend had spent a great deal of time holding and loving the dog, not knowing what he had. I wonder if she is at risk for coming down with this??


47 posted on 03/28/2009 12:59:22 PM PDT by Battle Axe (Repent for the coming of the Lord is nigh!)
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To: CottonBall

Persians are fairly docile cats and cooperative if you haven’t managed to offend their haughty sensibilities. Add to that, most long haired kitties have a decent appreciation for a good grooming, since it feels good to them, and they’d be a snap to care for.

We’ve got 4 kitties...2 tabby males and 2 long haired females...one believed to be part Maine Coon and the other is a Ragdoll mix.


48 posted on 03/28/2009 1:01:40 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (One Big Ass Mistake America!)
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To: Battle Axe

If you look up HP, you’ll find out that a great many Americans have been infected, in some parts of the country 80% or more. For most people the infection is asymptomatic, with on the other end of the spectrum the usual suspects (sick, elderly, immune-compromised) sometimes dying from it. Unless she has unusual symptoms I wouldn’t worry about it.

http://www.cdc.gov/nczved/dfbmd/disease_listing/histoplasmosis_gi.html

However, anybody planning to clean up areas with large amounts of bird or bat droppings should take appropriate precautions.


49 posted on 03/28/2009 1:03:43 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Everyone has a right to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.)
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To: Fire_on_High
Persians are fairly docile cats and cooperative if you haven’t managed to offend their haughty sensibilities. Add to that, most long haired kitties have a decent appreciation for a good grooming, since it feels good to them, and they’d be a snap to care for.

They are pretty calm compared to real cats. But....my 3 nor Diana's 11 really love grooming! I took care of her 11 for a week and a half and only 1 or 2 tolerated it well. Only 1 of mine does. They are, after all, cats! With their own opinions and not afraid to express them ;) If it's supposed to be different, I will have a talk with mine - but I imagine I'll win. ;) On the other hand, you're right in that if I tried to do with my real cats what I do with the Persians, I'd likely not survive. I guess its a matter of degree. (I'm not meaning to insult the Persians - but at times, they are so mellow, they seem more like furniture accessories, especially when compared to my strays running around, full of spunk).

We’ve got 4 kitties...2 tabby males and 2 long haired females...one believed to be part Maine Coon and the other is a Ragdoll mix.

Very pretty breeds. I always wanted a Maine Coon. Does your Ragdoll fetch? I just put one to sleep that was 17, she was part ragdoll I think. She looked just like 'em and loved to play with bouncy balls.


50 posted on 03/28/2009 2:10:06 PM PDT by CottonBall
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