23 August 2011

This is a sanctuary?: Florida couple found guilty of animal cruelty

The Florida couple responsible for causing one of HSUS' most massive rescues ever this past June, may have had intentions of decreasing the number of cats being euthanized each year, but unfortunately they ended up doing just the opposite.

Steve and Penny Lefkowitz, owners of a feline sanctuary in High Springs, Florida, have been charged with 46 counts of animal cruelty. In total 697 cats were seized from their home with 100 of them being euthanized.

The remaining cats are currently being cared for until the scheduled August 26-28 adopt-a-thon, when they will hopefully go to homes with less animals residing in them.

Taking in a few cats to love and care for is one thing, but 697 cats is another story, possibly even a case of animal hoarding.

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Alexandra is highly passionate about animals and animal rights, and wants to raise awareness of the cruelty that many animals suffer in the best way she knows how, and this is by written word. She is a recent graduate of Metropolitan State University in Minnesota, with a degree in Professional Writing and a minor in Creative Writing.

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