by Valerie Verkamp
A 39-year-old business owner has been charged with animal neglect for failing to provide the necessary care for cats in her possession.
According to court records, at least 50 cats were contained inside a Riverside cat rescue business operated by Susan Gabel of Shawnee Mission, Kan. A complaint from a concerned citizen, who claimed to witness animal hoarding on the premises, prompted an investigation by law enforcement.
On June 24, 2016, Riverside officers found about 50 caged cats and multiple others wandering around Street Cats Rescue located at 2707 W. Platte Road. Inside, officers were “overwhelmed by the strong odor of feces.” Gabel allegedly told authorities she would remove about half of the cats. For more on story.