Bucks County, PA – Last week, dozens of cats and three dogs were rescued from a filthy hotel room in Bucks County. According to a release from the Bucks County SPCA, their Humane Law Enforcement Team was notified about the situation by hotel staff, who discovered the cats during a routine inspection of the room.
The animal welfare agency’s officers served a warrant to the animals’ owner and encountered the squalid conditions. The agency describes the deplorable conditions in the room:
Inside were three dozen animals roaming freely in filthy crowded conditions. Urine and feces littered the room and the strong smell of ammonia stung their eyes as they worked to remove the animals and transport them to the Lahaska Shelter.
The animals were secured and taken to a veterinarian for exams and treatment. The shelter said, “One cat is being treated for pyometra, a serious infection of the uterus.”
All of the animals were surrendered by their owners and they will be held and cared for until they have recovered. As reported by the Philadelphia Enquirer, two men had been living in the room for about six months. They told humane officers that “it just happened,” when the agency inquired where the cats came from.
Charges against their owners are pending.
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