SPCA Investigate Northeast Philadelphia Home Hoarding Nearly 50 Cats

PHILADELPHIA (CBS)– Humane Law Enforcement Officers from the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are investigated a Northeast Philadelphia home believed to be hoarding cats.

In all, as many as 50 cats were discovered at the home on the 6200 block of Walker Street, according to investigators.

During the investigation, officers found 27 cats living in the basement of the home, with two cats reported dead. In addition to the cats found by SPCA, the woman who owns the house has eight personal cats, all of which are now being taken care of by family members.

Officers told Eyewitness News there could be up to 15 other cats in the home that would need to be rescued and sent to the SPCA office.

SPCA officials said the cats seemed to be in fairly good condition.

The homeowner could face multiple charges of Unsanitary Confinement of an Animal, and possible charges of Cruelty to Animals.

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Reported by Jericka Duncan, CBS 3

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One Comment

  1. spooner says:

    I find the distortion of facts here appalling. Another case of being tried in the media.I know this woman truly cared and vetted these animals and constantly tried to find good homes for them. She is then tried and convicted in the media without any attempt to publish the truth. She is a dedicated animal advocate and always has been. The portrayel that this woman is some type of maniac is disgusting. Sensationalism is now more important then the truth.

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  3. pm says:

    Did you know this woman volunteered with the SPCA/ACCT she was there rescue foster mother..she had every cat fixed and shots!!! They were cared for..now she is getting charged and the low life owners that kick their cats out because they have a flea or are not the cute little kitten anymore have no charges against them?? Why didnt the SPCA help this woman??? They force cats on foster mother! Maybe the cats were listed for adoption or were seen in pet shops for adoption! The SPCA will not look at a stray animal unless you pay $$$$$$

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