200 animals rescued from North Carolina home sent to Virginia Beach shelter

Posted at 8:59 PM, Aug 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-04 20:59:47-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - These cats have had it rough. They’ve all been neglected and now they need homes.

"When you see animals from hoarding cases, they're extremely under-socialized. They're not used to human contact,” says Amanda Dunlap.

A dozen cats were taken from a home in North Carolina just northwest of Pittsboro back on July 15th.

They're just a dozen of the almost 200 dogs, cats and other livestock taken from the property.

Those animals have been sent to shelters across the region, including the already crowded Virginia Beach SPCA.

"We have tons of animals in here so as soon as we can get these guys out and to new homes, the better,” says Dunlap.

The SPCA says these kittens are already pretty used to being around people which makes them easier to adopt.

"Very well socialized, very friendly and pretty affectionate already which is great. That's not something we're used to seeing with hoarding cases at all."

They still may have the sniffles, but in a couple of weeks, they'll be healthy and ready to go to a new and less crowded home.