April 16, 2014

Cat buyers credited for saving ill animals

Craigslist customers are credited with saving a number of cats in poor health. Nebraska Humane Society’s Pam Wiese says they received calls from two Craigslist customers who responded to an ad listing cats for sale. She says they reported the cats were in poor condition and the smell in the home was overpowering.

Wiese says animal control officers removed 20 cats from the home Wednesday afternoon. Many of them are suffering from skin issues and breathing problems. The animals are now at the shelter receiving medical care.

The Omaha Fire Department was called to help ventilate the house that reeked of animal waste.

The owner of the cats, Roger Haynes was cited for animal cruelty and harboring too many animals. This is his second offense.