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Animal charity rescues 19 cats from pet hoarder's home in Northampton

A family of cats is in need of new homes after being rescued from a 'pet hoarding' situation in Northampton.

A family of 19 cats have been signed over to RSPCA Northamptonshire after they were rescued from a home in the town. Now, they all need a new home and are ready to meet potential owners who can give them the patience and care they need to come out of their shells.

A total of nineteen cats were rescued from a cat hoarding situation at a Northampton home.

1. Nightingale - three-year-old female

A total of nineteen cats were rescued from a cat hoarding situation at a Northampton home.
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Pet hoarding can be very unhealthy as personal space, comfort and hygiene can be severely impacted - for both the pets and the owners.

2. Dove - three-year-old female

Pet hoarding can be very unhealthy as personal space, comfort and hygiene can be severely impacted - for both the pets and the owners.
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The family of cats were signed over to RSPCA Northamptonshire - who discovered three of the females were also pregnant. They will need to be held onto until their kittens are weaned and vaccinated.

3. Merle - three-year-old female

The family of cats were signed over to RSPCA Northamptonshire - who discovered three of the females were also pregnant. They will need to be held onto until their kittens are weaned and vaccinated.
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Interestingly, nearly all the cats rescued from the Northampton house are named after birds.

4. Hawk - five-year-old male

Interestingly, nearly all the cats rescued from the Northampton house are named after birds.
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