There was a lady here, a few years back, who was arrested for multiple counts of felony animal abuse.
Come to find out, it resulted from a similar situation. People kept dumping animals on her. She called the local shelter several times but they never sent anyone out.
Eventually, she couldn't keep them all fed and someone called the sheriff.
I think the charges were eventually dismissed, but the lady testified that all she was guilty of was trying to keep the poor animals that were dumped on her fed but she became so overwhelmed she wasn't able to feed them all and she couldn't get anyone to take them.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.