#TheList hoarder Angela Guthrie, born 01/03/1962, originally from Birmingham but as of July 2018 living at 124 Ferguslie, Paisley PA1 2XP – neglected 69 cats she kept in her small council house.
Angela Guthrie herded the male and female cats into her mid-terraced home, coming to own them gradually over the years.
Now she has been banned from keeping more than one of the animals after she failed to take proper care of them, only providing two litter trays for them to relieve themselves in.
The task of caring for the 69 cats became too much for Guthrie and her home became filthy, with the three bedrooms and living room being covered in faeces, urine and rubbish.
Guthrie was due to go on trial over her neglect of the pets, which were of various ages and colours, also charged with failing “to provide adequate water and nutrition for the cats.”
But she struck a deal with prosecutors which saw those claims deleted from the charge against her in exchange for her guilty plea.
Sentence: £320 fine; banned from owning or keeping more than one cat for four years (expired October 2019).
Birmingham Live 12/10/2015