Wisconsin Humane Society rescues dozens of cats from hoarding situation

Posted at 11:19 AM, Jun 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-05 23:29:29-04

GREEN BAY - Last Thursday, Wisconsin Humane Society staff responded to a request from Chief Deputy Ed Janke of the Oconto County Sheriff’s Office to remove cats from a residence in the county.

WHS staff found dozens of sick and injured cats in a single home; some were deceased. The WHS team worked to get cats out and left humane traps for others on the property. In total, WHS is caring for 42 of the 60+ cats between their Milwaukee, Green Bay and Ozaukee campuses. Other cats were taken to the Oconto Area Humane Society.

Every cat needed medical attention and most have issues ranging from missing eyes to ear, skin and eye infections. Many of the cats are incredibly shy and fearful of people.

Alliance Insurance Centers LLC in Green Bay has offered to match every donation for the care of the cats, up to $2,500. Donations can be made at or by calling 920-469-3110.

Those who are interested in adopting one of these cats are advised to keep an eye on the website Some of the cats are expected to be medically cleared later this week; others may need weeks of care before they are healthy enough for adoption.

If you believe someone is struggling with animal hoarding, reach out for help. It’s a serious mental health problem that can quickly spiral out of control, affecting not only the animals, but the owners, their families and community. Call your local law enforcement, animal welfare organization, health department or mental health agency for supportive resources.