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Nearly 90 cats rescued from Hardin Co. home

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Posted at 10:46 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 23:46:02-04

MORRIS CHAPEL, Tenn. (WTVF) — Animal rescue workers removed 88 cats and four goldfish from a Hardin County home.

A woman had been running a cat sanctuary, but it became more than she could handle, so she surrendered them. The Animal Rescue Corps brought the cats to its Rescue Operations Center in Lebanon.

The cats are battling multiple types of infections, parasites and more. ARC's spokesperson says people have to realize their limits when taking in animals.

"There's hoarding, people with good intentions, don't know when to stop, animal care can get away from you quickly...you need to recognize how many animals you can handle today," said Amy Haverstick.

The cats will likely be in ARC's care for the next few weeks, then they will be placed in shelters across the country.