Humane police officers with the Pennsylvania SPCA are removing hundreds of cats from a property in North Philadelphia this morning.
Earlier today officers executed a warrant to remove more than 260 felines from "unsanitary confinement" at a property in the 1600 block of Filmore Street.
"This is a sad situation involving a woman who wanted to help animals but got in over her head and couldn’t provide the care this number of cats requires,” said Jerry Buckley, the PSPCA's chief executive officer. “We’re doing everything we can to ensure the well-being of these cats.”
PSPCA is transporting the cats to its Erie Avenue headquarters for veterinary exams, treatment, and shelter.