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Meet Three Survivors of Hoarder Hellhole

Written by PETA | March 10, 2011

We recently told you about 240 cats who were seized from Sacred Vision Animal Sanctuary (SVAS) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, as a result of our undercover investigation at the hoarding facility. Many of the cats were too ill to survive, and many more are receiving veterinary care at the county’s temporary shelter. PETA was able to bring three of the surviving cats to our Norfolk, Virginia, office, and after much TLC, they are on the mend.

Nudge, before, at SVAS.


Nudge, now, at PETA.

Nudge’s name comes from her love of being petted, which she makes known by nudging the nearest available hand. She spent most or all of her approximately 10 years in a cage and is now experiencing her second kittenhood, playing with toys and exploring. Nudge is finally discovering her hobbies, including cuddling up on laps to take naps or watch TV and giving foot massages by kneading the blankets covering wiggling toes.

Olaf, before, at SVAS.


Olaf, now, at PETA.

Olaf is a charming Southern senior gentleman who has overcome much adversity. He was confined to a cage for many years and now can’t get enough attention, which he returns with nuzzles. At the time of his rescue, he was covered in scabs from an untreated flea allergy. His tail appears to have been broken in two places, and part of it is missing, along with his left eye. Olaf is now on the mend and is calm and curious. He loves fellow rescue Okay and snuggles with her often.

Okay, before, at SVAS.


Okay, now, at PETA.

After a lot of care, Okay looks like she’ll be better than OK once she finds her forever family. The 3- to 4-year-old tabby is recovering from severe conjunctivitis and an upper respiratory infection. Her view was limited to the walls outside her cage in a stifling warehouse, and she now cherishes windows and scenery. She purrs almost constantly while she’s getting attention and soaks up all the love she can. She’s also discovering what it’s like to run and play, and she is getting good at hiding in blankets and chasing toys.

All three cats are sweet and affectionate, despite their ordeal. If you live near the Hampton Roads, Virginia, area and would like to be considered as a forever family for Nudge, Olaf, or Okay, please e-mail us for an adoption application—please put in the subject line, “Interested in Adopting SVAS Cats.”

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • Wil in Minneapolis says:

    You just have to wonder what the HE-Double Hockeysticks is wrong with people. Lovely cats and kittens who would make beautiful lvoing pets cond=fined in a warehouse to be subjected to disease and horrors unspeakable. I hope the idiots responsibel for this horror get a long stiff jail sentence .. and I am not just speaking of their cellmates.

  • Becky says:

    The SVAS story brought me to tears. I’m glad that these three kitties are doing so well after such a horrible ordeal.

  • Daphne Morris, Australia says:

    Power to you, PETA people. Great result, but often heartbreaking work that you do. Much appreciated by animal lovers.

  • laurak1875 says:

    Excellent work PETA! What has happened with the 30 cats which had to go back as she claimed they were her own? Is any action being taken for these poor cats? I can’t stand the thought of them going back to that hell hole

  • Shrishailam says:

    God bles you PETA. PEOPLE WHO BEAT ANIMALS SHOULD BE BEATEN BACK. Only then they will come to know what suffering the animals go through.

  • alison marrs says:

    I am so pleased to see some of those cats rescued and looking so content and very happy,could you tell me what happened to the fitting cat? thankyou alison,

  • Hannah G says:

    Weldone PETA! Oh and Julie Jaghnoon, after reading your comment i’ve looked at the pictures again I believe you are mistaken, it is the same cat. It’s just that the bar in the first picture hides the first marking on the left which you can see in the second picture.

  • Lucinne says:

    Thank you so much for saving these cats. And thank you for your wondeful work.

  • Judi says:

    WELL DONE PETA – All creatures deserve freedom and love and what a joy to see these lucky three muskateers saved and finding pleasure in life as they deserve. KEEP UP THE FANTASTIC WORK EVERYONE.

  • Fee says:

    Well done Peta. I am so relieved to see these cats happy and safe. They look so happy. You are their light in the darkness.

  • K.G.Stikkelorum says:

    Kan niet geloven dat zij dezelfde dieren zijn. Verbazingwekkend wat liefde kan doen! Dank u PETA en iedereen die dit mogelijk hebben gemaakt.

  • Beth says:

    Can’t believe that they’re the same animals. Amazing what love can do! Thank you PETA and everyone who made this possible.

  • Bridgette F. says:

    I live in South Carolina and had no idea they had this going on. Thankyou PETA for saving these cats from this torture.

  • Caroline says:

    I love all of the cats! My good am I happy to see them outside of the cages feeling better!!! THE BEST present on a Friday afternoon (in Sweden). PETA I love you too, please keep up the good work and I’ll contribute. Peace & Love Caroline

  • Amirthalingam Venugopal says: