Features NC Cat Rescued From Hoarding Situation As Their ‘Adoptable Pet of the Week’

When Animal Control in Columbus County, North Carolina went into the home of a local cat hoarder they expected to find between 50-75 cats needing rescue. More than 100 cats were rescued, creating a burden on the Whiteville shelter already caring for their maximum number of 100 cats. heard about the emergency situation taking place at the shelter and decided to feature one of the rescued cats on the adoption page of their online website.  A playful young silver beauty was chosen as their ‘Adoptable Pet of the Week.’

Columbus County Animal Control director Joey Prince told People that Boots came into the shelter ‘flea-ridden and underfed.’ Boots has since made a full recovery and loves to play with toys. When she’s not entertaining herself, Boots enjoys relaxing in a cat hammock provided for the shelter cats.

The woman involved in the cat hoarding case had been providing food and water for the cats, but very little vetting. It’s believed she started out with good intentions but was overwhelmed.

The shelter is calling on the public to help the cats by donating food and clay litter (Their address is: Columbus County Animal Control, 288 Legion Drive, Whiteville NC 28472).

Anyone who can foster a cat or is interested in adopting Boots or another deserving cat is asked to contact Columbus County Animal Control at 910-641-3945 or email The shelter has also extended its hours from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to give all of their cats a better chance at adoption.

Elisa Taylor

Elisa's articles have helped save thousands of the shelter pets she writes about, along with animal welfare and cruelty case articles which are published on as well as her personal website at (National Cat Reporter). Elisa lives with her daughter and a multitude of cats (including one cat­-dog named Cujo). As a writing "addict" Elisa enjoys sharing interesting stories with other animal lovers.

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  1. Mongoose218 says:

    How many of the rescued cats were adopted? Wish they’d been sent to MANY shelters to give them a better chance to be adopted!

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