Shelter owner accused of having too many animals

Adopt A Cat owner has complaint filed against her

NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. - For more than two decades she has been coming to the rescue of animals in need of homes, but now the head of the Adopt A Cat Foundation in Lake Park is fighting complaints that her love for cats and dogs has gone too far.

There are cats and dogs in every nook and cranny of Inga Hanley's North Palm Beach home.

"I am just trying to get them all adopted," says Hanley.

She says all she is doing is caring for special needs animals and animals that would otherwise be killed at shelters.

"I have blind kittens and animals with no legs," adds Hanley.

She says she is prepping them for adoption through the no kill shelter she has operated for more than two decades.

"I am not a hoarder, all of these animals are spayed or neutered and I take them to pet stores to get adopted," adds Hanley.

Some neighbors complain Hanley's intentions have gotten way out of hand and that she is doing more harm than good.

One neighbor recently filed a nuisance complaint with Palm Beach County and Hanley was cited because the county found, "the numerous cats on her property were roaming onto public and private property to do their waste."

Emails from former volunteers who worked at her shelter say they are concerned about the well-being of the animals.

"Yes, I may have too many animals, but I keep them all clean," explains Hanley.

She admits she's overwhelmed and that Palm Beach County  Animal Care and Control is at her home often.

"They tell me to keep my numbers down," says Hanley.

She insists these animals would have no home and no chance without her.

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