Humane Society overcrowding leaves animals in need

WTHI Photo, Patsy Kelly
WTHI Photo, Patsy Kelly

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – It’s a scene that’s become all too common here in the Wabash Valley.

Officials rescued approximately 15 cats from a home on Kennett Drive Wednesday in Vigo County. This is the second time in two weeks that officials have had to go into homes and take in neglected pets.

Vigo County Sheriff Greg Ewing stated that this is not an acceptable way to treat animals.

“If you’re going to have pets you have to be a responsible pet owner, that’s what it’s all about,” Ewing said. “You can’t just have hundreds of litters of cats and dogs and whatever and then not take care of them. I don’t know why people don’t just figure that out.”

Another issue at hand is overcrowding at the Terre Haute Humane Society which leaves no place for neglected pets to go. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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