In Kent, NY, 61 living cats and 9 dead ones were found in a suburban New York home, according to Animal Welfare agents.
On Tuesday, these poor kitties were pulled from the Kent home by the Putnam County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals.
The house was said to be in deplorable condition. Cats were found dead throughout the home, as well as urine and feces covering the floors.
There was no clean food or water laid out for the animals. 57 adult cats were recovered as well as four kittens. Five died overnight during treatment at a local animal hospital and three of the cats had to be euthanized.
The own of the cats is hospitalized and will be charged with animal cruelty, according to the SPCA. His name was not released.
Rescue Right, a non-profit organization, has been caring for most of the cats, who will be up for adoption soon.
The Putnam County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals pulled the felines from the home in Kent Tuesday, according to the Journal News . Officials say the house was in “deplorable” condition.
Investigators found dead cats throughout the home, cat urine and feces covering the floors and no food or clean water. There were 57 grown cats and four kittens found alive. But five died overnight during treatment at an animal hospital. Three were euthanized. The SPCA says the owner, who has been hospitalized, is expected to be charged with animal cruelty. His name wasn’t released. Most of the cats are being cared for by a nonprofit called Rescue Right. They’ll be offered for adoption.