Cats found locked in a storage facility in Ohio with no light or ventilation

June 15, 2016
According to a June 14 report by WKBN27 News, more than two dozen cats were found locked in a Boardman, Ohio storage facility with no light or ventilation. The cats are believed to be a hoarding case, and are currently in the care of Animal Charity of Ohio.
A total of 28 cats were removed from the storage facility earlier this week, with many found pregnant and due to give birth soon. Animal Charity of Ohio Board President Mary Louk said all of the cats will have to be tested for disease. While police are still trying to figure out who left the cats, Animal Charity of Ohio is taking a big hit from their donation-funded budget. They posted their needs June 13 on their Facebook page
“We are in need of the community’s help. We will be at Animal Charity for most of the evening and into the early morning taking care of twenty eight (28) cats that were locked in a storage facility with no light or ventilation. We are in desperate need of the following: food (WET AND DRY), newspaper, cat litter, cat litter boxes and towels. We have some cats about to give birth so anything and everything will help. Drop off locations are: 4140 Market Street Boardman and 525 West Main Street in Canfield.”

Once the person who locked the cats in is identified and charged, Animal Charity of Ohio could still have the cats in their care for several months unless that person signs the cats over to the rescue. Louk said there were empty water and food bowls laying around, but not enough food was available to feed 28 cats.

Animal Charity is a 501 c3 registered non-profit organization with a full-service veterinary clinic and the only humane society in Mahoning County. More information, including a link to make a monetary donation, can be found on their website.


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