‘Animal hoarder’ kept over 50 Siamese cats in one house

Over 50 Siamese cats were rescued from a single home after their breeding became ‘out of control’.

The RSPCA were called in to deal with the 55 cats, who had taken over the home.

Staff are now looking for new homes for the dozens of cats, which include kittens and pregnant adults.

The situation became ‘out of control’ (Picture: Apex)

With each cat selling for around £500, they are worth up to £25,000 in total.

Liz Wheeler, RSPCA inspector, said: ‘Multi-cat households can often arise as a result of unneutered cats breeding until a situation becomes out of the owners’ control.

‘The RSPCA often works with owners to neuter and reduce the numbers of cats and dealt with more than 1,000 calls relating to animal hoarding last year.

‘The hope is that these cats can now be found loving homes and get their second chance at happiness.’

Over 50 cats lived in one household (Picture: Apex)

Inspectors rescued them from a household in Croydon on February 20.

Siamese cats originate from Thailand and are known to be intelligent, curious and talkative cats.

These cats will need a home with adults or families with older children.

Some of them can be rehomed together as they are bonded, whilst others will be happier to be rehomed on their own.

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.

For more information about rehoming any of the cats, contact the branches.


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