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122 Cats Rescued From Pennsylvania Home, Owner Wanted to Open 'Cat Sanctuary'

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    A Pennsylvania couple could be facing legal charges after hoarding 122 cats in their home without the proper care for the animals. Come of the cats are up for adoption at the PSPCA. (Published Friday, Aug. 14, 2015)

    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.

    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.

    The owners voluntarily surrendered the animals.

    The cats, most of which are kittens, will be made available for adoption after their health checks. 

    More than 53,000 pets were adopted through the 2016 Clear the Shelters campaign, a nationwide push to place deserving animals in forever homes. Join the conversation on social media using #ClearTheShelters.