Recently in Toronto, neighbours started complaining about the conditions of an apartment in a high-rise building.
After Toronto Animal Services were contacted to look into the complaint, they quickly realized the situation was far too much for them to handle on their own and had to call on a lot of rescues to help them out.
Toronto Cat Rescue got the call to help but were not prepared for what they found when they arrived at the apartment on Saturday.
Inside the small, two-bedroom apartment were 300 cats.
How can 300 cats fit inside a two-bedroom apartment?! The rescuers couldn’t believe their eyes!
The conditions inside the apartment were unlike any they had ever seen before.
The executive director of Toronto Cat Rescue, Belinda Vandersluis, said:
“It was a very difficult place to spend any time,”
“The smell was overwhelming and it was just an overwhelming place to be — besides the fact that there were 300 cats there.”
The cats were cramped into every corner of the apartment, all over the living room and piled together in the bathtub.
The cat’s needed to be rescued as soon as possible from the apartment.
Toronto Cat Rescue helped remove 187 cats from the apartment and took in 80 to their rescue.
The remaining hundred or so cats were removed within the next few days, and all 300 cats are now safely in the care of rescues and fosters, getting the love and attention that’s impossible to get when you’re one of 300.
“The cats are in surprisingly good shape both medically and behaviorally,” Vandersluis said. “They were quite calm, there wasn’t a mass panic of cats running everywhere, there were just a lot of cats, and they were surprisingly friendly.”
The 80 cats taken in by Toronto Cat Rescue are now happily in foster homes.
Some of the 80 cats are a bit underweight, shy, but incredibly are healthy.
it was reported that some of the cats were pregnant and due to give birth any day.
Thankfully all the cats are all doing well.
“They’re playing, eating, they don’t have fleas or worms and they don’t have medical or dental issues,”
Once the cats are spayed, neutered and vaccinated and seem healthy and well-adjusted, they’ll be put up for adoption.