PHILADELPHIA, PA (CBS)- The PSPCA is investigating yet another case of animal hoarding in Southwest Philadelphia.

On Thursday afternoon, officers rescued 29 live cats in poor condition and 17 dead animals, which had been buried in the front yard of a home on the 6500 block of Wheeler Street.

The home was occupied by three women who have not been identified in reports at this time.

According to neighbors, the three women are good people and most of the buried cats were strays or had been struck by cars.

Officials said the women will face multiple charges of Animal Cruelty.

It is unclear at this time if the animals can be adopted, but they will be evaluated by a veterinarian.

On Wednesday, Eyewitness News reported that local SPCA shelters have reached maximum capacity in the wake of two other extreme animal hoarding cases. (see related story)

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