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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