By Steve Beck

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Officers with the Pennsylvania SPCA rescued over a dozen cats Wednesday afternoon that were reportedly living in filthy conditions.

The cats were removed from in the 7000 block of Sprague Street in the city’s East Mt. Airy neighborhood.

According to officials with the PSPCA, they received a complaint about a strong odor emanating from the home.

Officers with the PSPCA obtained a search warrant and entered the home that they described as a hoarding situation.

At least 15 cats were removed from the home. PSCPA officers said the cats were living in squalid conditions inside the home.

The city’s Licenses and Inspections Department was called to the scene to evaluate the home.

The incident remains under investigation.

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