38 cats, 26 dogs found in woman’s home

38 cats, 26 dogs found in woman’s home

64 cats and dogs were found in the home of a woman in Clarksville and 20 have been surrendered to Animal Control. Photo: Clarksville Now/Payton Baggett

ClarksvilleNow.com Reporting

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A woman described as a hoarder has been cited after Animal Control officials found 38 cats and 26 dogs in her home Friday afternoon.

Montgomery County Animal Control Director Tim Clifton said the woman agreed to surrender 10 of the hairless sphinx cats and 10 Chinese crested dogs.

Several more pets including 11 English toy spaniels remain at the home. Clifton said Animal Control will speak to the woman again Monday to retrieve the rest of the cats and dogs.

“She had way too many, but they were not in bad shape,” Clifton said. The animals were not emaciated and did not appear to be abused.

Clifton described the scene as a ‘madhouse’ as several people rushed to the Animal Control facility to adopt or foster the cats and dogs. “Hopefully we’ll get all of them adopted today,” he said.

Currently, all of the surrendered cats have been adopted. Clifton said that the remaining surrendered dogs may be fostered or kept on the adoption floor at the shelter, depending on how many are adopted by the end of the day. All of the animals adopted will remain at the shelter until they are spayed and neutered on Monday, August 25.

The woman’s name was not released.

For more information about Montgomery County Animal Control, visit their website.

Animal Control hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (3 – 7 p.m. Adoption only); Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Adoption only); Wednesday/Sunday, Closed.

See photos of the cats and dogs below: