A humane society in Ohio said it dealt this week with one of the worst cases of animal hoarding its ever seen.
The Columbus Humane told WCMH that 166 cats, 55 of them dead, were removed from a home in Gahanna, Ohio, on Wednesday.
“The cats were in deplorable conditions and some have serious health risks right now, serious health conditions,” Kerry Shaw with Columbus Humane said.
Gahanna Police said an officer filed a report in October after spotting at least 30 cats in the home.
When Columbus Humane executed a search warrant this week, they found some cats in cages and others roaming throughout the home.
Charges are pending against the 60-year-old homeowner, who has a court hearing scheduled before Christmas. His name was not immediately available.