Giles County, TN – Days ago, an autistic man reached out for help after his elderly father passed away, leaving him alone in their home with too many cats for him to care for. On Sunday, True Rescue commented on the sad situation, explaining the inhabitable conditions inside the home:
In this house lived an elderly man with his adult autistic son. The man passed away in the home, leaving his son and 16+ cats behind. The son was taken in by Adult Protective Services, so the cats needed immediate help. The son was the one that reached out to Lucky’s. The house was uninhabitable, yet two people lived there. The story is tragic, and we hope the son will move on to a better life than what he had.
Dozens of images showing the interior of the home reveal the abysmal conditions the cats, and the men had been living in.
True Rescue and Lucky’s Cat House took in the cats from the home and they will get them the veterinary care that they need before adopting them out to new families.
Jaclyn Payne, president and director of Lucky’s Cat House, expressed dismay over the pitiful conditions in the residence, telling WKRN News:
“No animal should live in that, but no person should be allowed to live in that either. And the fact that two people were living in that home, I can’t wrap my head around it.”
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