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PSPCA To File Charges After 260 Cats Removed From Frankford Home

Sign posted on a fence next to a Frankford home where the PSPCA removed approximately 260 cats on March 26, 2014. (credit: Todd Quinones)

Sign posted on a fence next to a Frankford home where the PSPCA removed approximately 260 cats on March 26, 2014. (credit: Todd Quinones)

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By Justin Udo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Pennsylvania SPCA is bringing charges against a woman who was keeping hundreds of cats in her home in what’s being called deplorable conditions.

Sarah Eremus with the Pennsylvania SPCA says they entered the woman’s house on Wednesday, in the city’s Frankford section. They found more than 300 cats living in less than ideal conditions

“The ammonia levels were very high, there were feces all over the place, litter boxes were overflowing. Was not a good environment for cats or even humans to be in,” Eremus said.

Eremus says charges are coming for the owner with violations of the cruelty code, however the specific charges are yet to be determined.

“This is one of the largest rescue operations in Pennsylvania SPCA history so it really was a huge feat for us to pull this all together,” she said.

The confiscated cats are at the Erie Avenue shelter where they were examined by veterinarians, vaccinated, given flea and tick treatment, and accommodated in PSPCA’s temporary cat shelter.

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