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Nearly 300 animals rescued from Atwater shelter

Officials found hundreds of emaciated animals and many with infections. They also found dozens of dead animals.
Merced County Animal Control received several complaints about the Last Hope Cat Kingdom in Atwater.

Officials raided the facility and found deplorable conditions, with many animals emaciated and suffering from infection.

They also found 74 dead animals on the site.

Nearly 300 animals were removed. Some had to be euthanized.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.
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