Trenton Cats Rescue rescues multiple cats from hoarding situation

January 29, 2020

By: Tyler Eckel

TRENTON (MERCER)– Trenton Cats Rescue was made aware of a hoarding situation where the owner of the residence passed away, leaving approximately 50 cats. After the passing, the resident’s caretaker was still feeding the cats and letting them in and out of the house.

After being notified of the situation, Trenton Cats Rescue (TCR) immediately readied their volunteers to rescue the cats from the residence.

On January 20, volunteers of TCR responded to the residence in the City of Trenton, where they began to set up traps. Within the first few days, TCR was able to trap 45 cats. Traps have been placed at the location to catch the remainder.

All cats rescued needed medical care, including spaying/neutering, vaccines, deworming, and flea/mite treatments. The cats are now spending the next few weeks in volunteer foster homes to allow them to gain weight, recover from various wounds, get dental surgeries, additional antiparasitic treatments, and overall become more healthy.

All of the adoptable cats from this incident should be available through Trenton Cats Rescue, EASEL, and All God’s Creatures sometime in mid to late February.

TCR would like to thank all of the volunteers and those who have donated through their website and their Facebook page for their care and consideration of the cats.

Trenton Cats Rescue is an all volunteer, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to helping community, sheltered and family cats in Trenton, New Jersey. Trenton Cats Rescue does not have a building, receives no state or government funding and relies on donations and volunteers. To volunteer or DONATE go to

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