Monday night’s episode of Hoarders featured a woman who took cat obsession to the extreme.
According to TODAY, the cat obsessed hoarder’s name was Terry. As the episode started, she explained what inspired her fascination with cats by saying:
“I really feel like the reason I collect cats is that I have this feeling in me that I’m helping save something.
Terry believed that she was her feline friends’ saving grace, but she wasn’t helping them or herself in the conditions that they were living in. Her floors and counters were completely covered in excrement and sick animals.
Terry guessed that “the complete number is probably about 50 cats” when trying to remember exactly how many cats live with her.
However, the guess of 50 cats only included the living felines. The dead cats greatly outnumbered the living ones.
“I probably have, in frozen and refrigerated cats, between 75 and 100 — if not more.”
Terry original plan was to have all of the dead cats cremated, but her finances didn’t allow her to do that. Since she couldn’t cremate the cats, she tried to save them all in the refrigerator. Unfortunately, the appliance was not up to the task of preserving the dead cats. In fact, the Hoarders crew found out that many of the cats had liquified.
The removal process was incredibly difficult for Terry. She broke down many times and finally started to see that her hoarding was a problem.
Terry tearfully said:
“I can’t even say anymore that I love animals ’cause I treated them so horrible.”
Most of the mess and all of the cats were out of the home by the end of the show.