In possible largest rescue intake, BVSPCA rescues 182 cats from Delaware home

CAMDEN, Del. – In what may be the largest animal rescue intake in Delaware’s history, the Brandywine Valley SPCA recently rescued 182 cats from a home in Camden. Now, they’re asking for the public’s help.

The shelter says with an intake this big, it can put an extra strain on the already busy staff and caretakers.

Linda Torelli, the shelter’s marketing director, tells 47 ABC that they could use donations of wet cat food and cat litter. More importantly, though, Torelli says they need adoptions.

She says that while many of the cats, surprisingly, are socialized and would do well in homes, they’re also looking for a special setting for some of the other cats.

“We’re looking for folks who can take in what we call working cats, where a cat could live an independent life in a barn, a greenhouse, a church, a studio, some type of facility like that and then provide rodent control in return,” she said.

If you’re interested in taking one or moreof these cats in, you can contact the Brandywine Valley SPCA at 302-856-6361.

The shelter says the animal hoarding case is being investigated by the Delaware Office of Animal Welfare, who had originally received the tip about those cats living in “deplorable conditions.”

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