Kitten With Duct-Taped Amputated Leg Rescued From Chesco Hoarder Home

April 2, 2024 0 By JohnValbyNation

CHESTER COUNTY, PA — Dozens of abused animals were rescued from a hoarder’s home in Chester County recently after shelter officials investigated their discovery of one injured kitten. The suspect has been arrested and faces numerous felony charges.

The Brandywine Valley SPCA first responded to help with a stray dog in Coatesville last week when they came across the kitten, who had a partially amputated front leg that had been duct-taped to her body.

That one kitten sparked an investigation that revealed so much more.

Find out what's happening in West Chesterwith free, real-time updates from Patch.

“Humane officers had no idea the horror they would uncover after being flagged down by a person holding an injured kitten,” the SPCA said in describing the incident.

The kitten, named Roo, was rushed to the SPCA’s West Chester campus where the rest of her leg was amputated and the infection was stopped. Shelter officials said there was exposed bone and rotting tissue.

Find out what's happening in West Chesterwith free, real-time updates from Patch.

The SPCA’s Animal Protective Services unit began an investigation and within just a few days found where Roo came from: a hoarder’s home in Coatesville that was in such a severe state of neglect that it was on the verge of being condemned.

Click Here: Canterbury Bulldogs Jersey

Inside were dozens of cats, a dog, a turtle, and a rabbit, they said. All told, they rescued 38 animals from what they called a “horrendous” home.

One kitten was found dead.

The resident of the home was arrested and charged with felony counts of aggravated cruelty for Roo’s case. Dozens of more charges are pending.

“This story serves as a powerful reminder of the lifesaving impact of our work,” the Brandywine Valley SPCA added. “With your support, we can continue to be on the front lines to prevent future cases of neglect and cruelty, seek justice for the voiceless, and provide a safe place for the survivors’ recovery.”

The rescued animals will be placed up for adoption once they recover.

To donate to help with the care of the abused animals, see here.

Get more local news delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for free Patch newsletters and alerts.