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Animal-welfare agents found 61 cats in NY home

KENT, N. Y. – animal welfare agents have found 61 living cats and nine dead inside a home in a suburb of New York.

The Putnam County society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals drew the felines of the house in Kent Tuesday, according to the Journal News . Officials say the house was in “deplorable” condition.

The researchers found dead cats throughout the house, cat urine and feces covering the floors and no food or clean water. There were 57 adult cats and kittens found in life. But five died overnight during the treatment at an animal hospital. Three were killed.

The SPCA says the owner, who is admitted to a hospital, is expected to be charged with animal cruelty. His name was not released.

Most of the cats are cared for by a non-profit called Salvation Right. They will be offered for adoption.

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