Woman And Cats Rescued From Campbellsport Area Home

A Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s deputy found a 77-year-old Campbellsport area woman living in “deplorable conditions” when he went to check on her welfare last Friday. Sheriff’s Captain Rick Olig says the woman had missed some medical treatments so the deputy went to her trailer on Country Aire Drive. The deputy didn’t get an answer at the door at first, but then heard someone yelling for help. The woman was laying on a couch and said she hadn’t been able to get up for four days. The residence also had dozens of cats and a dog living in it in their own filth. The deputy could smell cat urine and feces when he walked up to the door. He found more than 30 cats and the dog and conditions were bad. The County’s Public Health Officer deemed the trailer “uninhabitable.” The woman was sent to St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend and later was transferred to Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee. The Fond du Lac Humane Society took 30 cats from the home Monday and more were caught in live traps Tuesday. Olig says it’s too early yet to say there will be criminal charges, but the woman did need help. He says they were at the trailer back in October on another matter, but didn’t enter it. He says they did send a copy of that report to the County’s Department of Social Services.