By Al Novack, Mark Abrams, Jenn Bernstein
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Pennsylvania SPCA removed more than a dozen dead and live cats from a home in Northeast Philadelphia.READ MORE: Gas Prices Up In New Jersey, Around Nation Amid Refinery Outages
The homeowner, a man in his 70s, was found unconscious inside the Bickley Road home, which was described as being in deplorable conditions.
Relatives called police after finding the victim and the home in complete disrepair, which was littered with animal waste.
Animal control officers removed an estimated 10 to 15 live cats from the home and they also removed an unknown number of dead cats.READ MORE: 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday' Goes Deeper Into Background Of Classic 'Lady Sings The Blues'
SPCA officials said the home was completely filled floor to ceiling with trash, debris and animal feces.
Officials say the roof was caving in, and the basement had been flooded out. It also had no air conditioning.
The man was taken to nearby Nazareth Hospital for treatment.MORE NEWS: Fire Crews Rush To Battle Burning House In Delaware County
A neighbor said the owner kept to himself, and wasn’t well.