Providence Animal Control asks public for help after ‘worst case of cat hoarding in the city’s history’

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- Providence Animal Control is asking the public for help after finding 18 cats in an abandoned camper in the city.

Animal control posted to its Facebook page on Monday, asking for supplies to help treat the cats that are flea ridden, filled with worms, thin, some emaciated, and have ringworm.

The department is asking for the following supplies:

  • Newspapers
  • Bleach
  • Medium to large litter boxes
  • Large wire or airline dog crates
  • Regular plastic crates
  • Metal bowls and paper plates
  • Canned food
  • Washable cat toys
  • Space heaters and hair dryers
  • Head and Shoulders Intensive or Clinical Strength Shampoo

All items can be shipped to 200 Terminal Road at the front or side door.

Animal control said that some neighbors knew the cat hoarding had been going on for three years.

“This is a horrible case, the worse we have ever seen to date and we do see a lot of hoarding,” the Facebook post read.

Categories: News, Providence, Regional News, Rhode Island