Help Needed in Douglasville, GA

Real Estate Agent with Kirsten Realty Tampa Florida

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 - 

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)



Comments (10)

Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Great announcement Sharon. Good luck with assistance on this one. You got the word out.

Jun 02, 2009 10:27 AM
Sharon Richards
Kirsten Realty Tampa Florida - Tampa, FL

Gary - Thank you - Maybe this will help.  There is so many homeless animals everywhere.  It is so sad.

Jun 02, 2009 01:56 PM
Gail MacMillan
Titusville, FL

Sharon this is NOT neglect -- this is CRIMINAL.  I see your post was cancelled.  Did this turn out to be a ruse???  If not, tell the person who emailed you ~ OR CALL ON YOUR OWN ~ and turn that woman in to the animal authorities.  GOD this is disgusting.  Good luck, I know how much this bothers you as well :(

Jun 03, 2009 12:03 AM
Sharon Richards
Kirsten Realty Tampa Florida - Tampa, FL

Gail - I talked to the girl and she states the story is true.  I wish I was closer for I would be there to help.  I thought posting the story would bring help.  At least, I tried.

Jun 03, 2009 10:47 AM
Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,


Hi Sharon:

Something definitely needs to be done!

 Thanks for the post...

I'm featuring it for a while here in our group.

Jun 04, 2009 11:55 PM
Sharon Richards
Kirsten Realty Tampa Florida - Tampa, FL

Toula - Thank you so much!  I wish I lived closer for I would just go and pick up the cats and put them in foster homes, get them the vet care they need.  I always have cat food and water in my car, just in case while showing, I find any cats that were left behind.  In fact, last week, I found 2 cats in a vacant home I was showing. 

Jun 05, 2009 12:32 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville


Please forward me the email.  My brother lives in that area.  He has a dog and could not rescue a cat, but he manages a resturant in that area and maybe some of the people who work there could adopt one of these cats and give it a great home. 


Aug 29, 2009 03:50 AM
Sharon Richards
Kirsten Realty Tampa Florida - Tampa, FL

Tammy - Thank you for trying.  The kitties could already be adopted but I will email you the details. Thanks again.


Aug 29, 2009 06:30 AM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

I hope all those little fine, furry friends found forever homes. The pet situation has been horrible here in San Diego during the real estate foreclosure crisis, as well.

Sep 04, 2009 01:26 PM
Sharon Richards
Kirsten Realty Tampa Florida - Tampa, FL

Jim - You are so right with all the foreclosures, we are also seeing an increase in homeless pets.

Sep 06, 2009 08:00 AM