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Animal welfare agents find 61 cats inside downstate home

Putnam County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Putnam County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

May 19, 2017 09:22 PM

KENT, N.Y. (AP) - Animal welfare agents have found 61 living cats and nine dead ones inside a home in Kent, New York.

The Putnam County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals pulled the felines from the home on Tuesday, according to the Journal News . The home was in "deplorable" condition, officials said.

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The agents found dead cats throughout the home, cat urine and feces all over the floors and no food or clean water. There were 57 grown cats and four kittens found alive. But five died overnight during treatment at the Westchester Animal Hospital. Three were euthanized.

The SPCA said the owner, who has been hospitalized, was expected to be charged with animal cruelty. His name wasn't released.

Most of the cats were being cared for by a nonprofit called Rescue Right and put up for adoption.

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Information from: The Journal News, http://www.lohud.com

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