Wyoming Hoarder's Cats Taken

By: Rob Adams
Staff Writer
Published: Aug 31, 2021

Wyoming hoarder's cats taken and now animal shelters are trying to find homes for 157 cats.

Wyoming hoarder's cats taken. Wyoming animal shelters are trying to find homes 157 cats that were taken out of a hoarder's house. The hoarder's home was crawling with the cats before authorities had to take them.

More than half of the 157 cats are being taken care of by Front Range animal shelters. Last week these cats were rescued from a home in Powell, Wyoming, where feces and dried urine clung to floors. The Dumb Friends League in Denver received 61 of the animals, and another 20 went to the Larimer Humane Society in Fort Collins.

The house where the cats were found belonged to Clifton Taylor. He claimed that most of the cats belonged to his 63-year-old wife, Mimi. The Humane Society of the United States helped local authorities remove the animals from the home.

"I didn't know she had so many of them. I knew there was about 50 but never dreamed there would be so many of them. I was providing the food for them. It was about to break me," stated Taylor. "She is so soft-hearted, she couldn't get rid of them. I loved her so much, I put up with it," added the 79-year-old. Miki Nesbit, Taylor's sister-in-law, who lives with the couple, contacted law enforcement this summer about the cats.

"We were living in flies year-round. They were here in hordes, even in the refrigerator," Nesbit said. The Dumb Friends League on South Quebec Street, under normal conditions, wouldn't have room for such a large number of felines during the summer. However, adoptions have picked up since the shelter waived adoption fees for cats in late July. Since July 28, nearly 1,200 cats and kittens have been adopted.