(Des Moines, IA) -- The Animal Rescue League of Iowa has taken in numerous cats in filthy conditions, from a home in Newton. The A-R-L says the cats were also deprived of food and water, were emaciated and dehydrated. The cats are being treated for fleas, ear mites, and roundworms.
The A-R-L says the cats had been abandoned by their owner in a house covered in feces. Staff expect to take about 15-cats from the property, but those numbers could rise if it's found there are cats hiding in the home.
Crews also found two dead cats on the property and the remains of others inside the home.
This the A-R-L's second response this week. The first was to rescue eleven exotic birds that were in poor condition in a home.