June 05, 2019 09:13 AM
Iowa rescue group reports hundreds of dead, live cats found
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An animal rescue group says it's removed around 100 cats from horrid conditions at a central Iowa residence where around 200 cat carcasses were found.
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa says in a news release that the cats and carcasses were discovered Tuesday in several buildings at the undisclosed site.
Rescuers had to wear respirators and protective suits because of the garbage, cat feces and carcasses inside the buildings. The league says dozens of cats were pressed up against open windows, trying to get fresh air.
League CEO Tom Colvin says it's by far the worst hoarding case the Iowa organization has seen in more than 10 years.
The names of the property owners or residents haven't been released.
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6/5/2019 5:25:06 AM (GMT -5:00)
Created: June 05, 2019 09:13 AM
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