DES MOINES, Iowa - Hundreds of living and dead cats have been removed from multiple buildings at a central Iowa residence.
The Animal Rescue League says it removed nearly 100 living cats and 200 dead cats.
The League says dozens of cats were pressed against open windows, trying to get fresh air. Air quality levels were so toxic that rescuers had to wear respirators and protective suits while in the home.
Feet of feces and garbage covered every square inch of the home, including kitchen counters, and dead cats filled refrigerators and freezers, alongside the owner’s food.