Animal shelter takes in 30 cats after hoarding situation

Austin Pets Alive! is taking care of 30 cats after a hoarding situation in Round Rock. 

A woman in Round Rock surrendered the cats to avoid prosecution after neighbors reported intense smells coming from her home.

APA took in the animals from the Williamson County Shelter. APA helps out shelters from five surrounding counties when they need it. They're goal is to find them all homes and not euthanize the animals. 

APA will be giving all the cats health checks and will place them for adoption or find a foster home. 

Mary Heerwald from Austin Pets Alive! said cases like these are more common than the public thinks. 

"Hoarding cases come sort of unpredictably. It's more common than people think. And we always try to help out when a bunch of animals have been stuck together in a home under really sub-prime conditions, really terrible conditions. We need to make sure they are able to find loving homes," she said.

The shelter is waiving all adoption fees for the cats.