2 Dead Cats, 13 Others Found in Feces-Covered Home; Mom & Daughter to be Charged

A mother and daughter face charges after investigators say over a dozen cats, two of them dead, were found inside their feces-covered home in the Kensington Section of the city.

Philadelphia Police arrived at their home Tuesday afternoon on the 1800 block of E. Letterly Street to evict the two women, based on a court order obtained by their landlord. When they arrived, officers observed unsanitary conditions at the home as well as at least 15 cats inside. According to officials, two of those cats were found dead.

Police contacted the Animal Control Team of Philadelphia who called the Pennsylvania SPCA.

“We need to remove these cats and evaluate their medical conditions,” said Director of Humane Law Enforcement George Bengal.  "The home is covered in feces and is not a healthy environment for them."

According to investigators, the 84-year-old mother and 58-year-old daughter will be charged with animal cruelty.

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