Authorities are investigating an alleged case of cat hoarding at the one-time East Falls home of screen siren Grace Kelly.
Pennsylvania SPCA Humane Law Enforcement officers responded to the house located at 3901 Henry Ave. at about 3:30 p.m. after the PSPCA received a complaint about the residence through its cruelty hotline.
The investigating officer allegedly found evidence of cat hoarding in the home's foyer, including feline remains.
PSPCA spokeswoman Linda Torelli said 14 live cats were recovered from the home in a range of conditions, some of them good and some of them poor. One dead cat was found. Also seized from the home was a Lhasa Apso dog, which officials said was in poor condition.
She said the PSCPA has a history of complaints about the property dating back several years, but Thursday was the first time officers had enough evidence to obtain a search warrant and go inside.
"It's been a property they've been keeping an eye on, but they have to have a reason to take action," Torelli said.
According to the PSPCA, the current 81-year-old homeowner bought the property in 1973 from Thomas Lawton, who purchased it three years earlier from Grace Kelly's mother.