I received an e-mail requesting help or has contacts in the animal rescue world.
Do you know anyone who lives in the area?
Any help - email - firstname.lastname@example.org
If I lived in the area - I would just pick up the cats and get the medical attention they need and put them in foster homes till we could find them their forever homes. I feel so helpless and it breaks my heart to get this kind of e-mail.
Here is the e-mail and photos:
Subject: Douglasville, GA - Bad Situation in an Apartment - HELP Needed !
There's a terrible situation at an apartment complex in Douglasville. One of the residents is asking for help for the animals in another resident's apartment. The neighbor is taking care of her neighbor's neglected cats (inside and out). There are approximately 10, three of them injured in some way. She reports that one of the injured cats looks like it was attacked by a dog, because she has puncture bites up and down her. The bites have sealed over, but are infected. She needs medical attention, which she will not get, since the owner has allowed two other cats to die from similar injuries.
Another (white) cat is about to give birth to her brother's babies! The woman does not vet or fix these cats--just allows them to interbreed.
Besides this overt neglect, there's the issue of her not coming home and not feeding them. The 'helpful' neighbor goes over there and feeds them because the owner comes home for only 30 min a day, then goes to work, and then to her boyfriend's house. The neighbor reported that the food dishes were full of maggots, the last time she went over, and she had to clean them out before she could even use them.
In addition to the cats that are inside, there are some that she feeds outside. Obviously, the owner neglects them too. The neighbor has asked for help placing the cats. She says the owner has said to her: "get them out of here before I strangle them."
So we have a real problem here. We don't dare call in animal control, as they would be rounded up, taken to the pound, and most likely euthanized. The pound is absolutely FULL right now. We need the help of die-hard rescuers here! PLEASE contact Pat (info below) if you can directly assist (there's no time for helpful advice) with this situation. These cats need action.
(I have pictures...just email me and I'll forward to you catsunn@comcast. net)