PACC responds to first alleged hoarding case of 2018

On Wednesday, Jan. 17, at about 11:14 a.m., Pima Animal Care Center responded to a call regarding a report of a large number of cats at the residence during a lockout initiated by a Pima County Constable. PACC’s Animal Protection Services knew about the residence and had an ongoing open investigation.

Initial on-scene reports estimated about 40 cats catsliving inside the townhouse-style residence. However, PACC ended up taking in close to 60 cats and kittens combined from that one residence. APS officers conducted an initial assessment of the residence and have begun further investigation. PACC’s APS Investigation Unit has taken lead on the response and will coordinate with additional shelter operations for medical evaluations and preparation for later adoptions.

This incident marks PACC’s first alleged hoarding response of 2018.

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