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Old 08-14-2013, 04:21 AM
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Janet Veal, Reclusive Cat Owner, Gnawed And Eaten By Pets After She Dies

The body of a reclusive British woman was "gnawed and eaten" by her starving pets after she died, according to a coroner's inquest.
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By the time British police discovered the body of Janet Veal, she'd apparently been dead for as long as three months. Her house made for a grim scene, littered with the carcasses of numerous pet cats and dogs that had been confined in the house and died of apparent starvation.

But then investigators discovered something worse: Veal's remaining cats had survived by feeding on her corpse.

"Certain parts of Mrs. Veal’s body were missing and had... effectively been gnawed and eaten away by the animals,” Coroner Keith Wiseman said in Southampton Coroner’s Court.

The 56-year-old woman's body was found in the kitchen. Although the level of decomposition made it difficult to determine exactly what killed her, Veal's medical records showed a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

That condition was the likely cause of her death, and possibly immobilized her so that she was unable to seek help, the coroner said.

"There is no indication otherwise and no suggestion... that she had been in any way attacked by the animals while she was alive," Wiseman said in court.

Neighbors described the woman as "reclusive," according to the Independent. According to the Daily Echo, Veal was estranged from her husband, who had left her last year.

An officer who responded to the scene noted that the rooms of the woman's house were so cluttered with garbage that it was difficult to see the floor. The state of the house and the evidence of Veal's many animals suggest hoarding behavior.

Hoarding behavior can endanger animals even if the owners are alive. In June, two Georgia sisters were arrested after authorities found 31 dying cats, and a dog in a filthy hotel room they shared. The women also had a confined a disabled man in the mess. He turned out to be the son of one of the women.

According to the Gwinnett Daily Post, 29 cats were discovered in such poor health that they had to be euthanized.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...gnawed-2160615
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...s-8759326.html
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/1060...n_by_her_cats/

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Re: Janet Veal, Reclusive Cat Owner, Gnawed And Eaten By Pets After She Dies

Too bad she didn't have anyone checking in on her. Maybe her animals could have been saved at least.

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Re: Janet Veal, Reclusive Cat Owner, Gnawed And Eaten By Pets After She Dies

My cats and I have an agreement. They have to wait at least a week before they eat my eyeballs.

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Re: Janet Veal, Reclusive Cat Owner, Gnawed And Eaten By Pets After She Dies

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Re: Janet Veal, Reclusive Cat Owner, Gnawed And Eaten By Pets After She Dies

Veal, lol Wonder what she tasted like

A man who died on the street that runs perpendicular to ours died and his dogs started eating him.

Never saw him, but, one of my brothers knew him.

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Re: Janet Veal, Reclusive Cat Owner, Gnawed And Eaten By Pets After She Dies

All crazy cat ladies take note!

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Re: Janet Veal, Reclusive Cat Owner, Gnawed And Eaten By Pets After She Dies

i'd want my babies to nom on me if i died alone.

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Re: Janet Veal, Reclusive Cat Owner, Gnawed And Eaten By Pets After She Dies

Meh... I'm dead I hope my cat has a buffet...

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Re: Janet Veal, Reclusive Cat Owner, Gnawed And Eaten By Pets After She Dies

Those poor catsthat lady and other dead cats were all they had to eat to stay alive these hoarder people don't realize that it's animal cruelty to have pets in such a poor environment I mean if these people want to live like that they shouldn't make animals suffer too

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Re: Janet Veal, Reclusive Cat Owner, Gnawed And Eaten By Pets After She Dies

Veal tastes delicious

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