HENRYVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Animal control officials say they have rescued 122 cats and kittens from a squalid Pennsylvania home and transported them to a North Philadelphia facility for medical evaluations.
Sgt. Nicole Wilson says officers with the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and authorities in Henryville were tipped off to the home where cats were found living in “filthy, flea-infested conditions” with untreated injuries.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Another Round Of Snow Expected Overnight Into Thursday Morning Commute
Officials say the homeowners had planned on opening a sanctuary but were unable to keep up with the cats’ rapid rate of reproduction.
PSPCA CEO Jerry Buckley says it’s admirable that the homeowners wanted to help homeless animals but they were clearly overwhelmed.READ MORE: Man Critically Injured, More Than 45 Shell Casings Found In Tacony Shooting, Police Say
The owners voluntarily surrendered the animals.
The cats, most of which are kittens, will be made available for adoption after their health checks.MORE NEWS: Sharon Hill Police Officers Charged With Manslaughter In Fatal Shooting Of 8-Year-Old Fanta Bility
(© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)