162 cats rescued from south St. Louis County home

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The Missouri Humane Society rescued 162 cats from a south St. Louis County home last week. They have just saved 23 more cats from the same address. They say the property owner caught the additional cats and wanted to turn them over.

Animal Control asked the Humane Society to head to the condemned home on September 28th. They say the residence was filled with feces, urine and the overwhelming odor of ammonia. Workers took 140 cats, ranging in age from newborns to adults, out of the home that day. They returned the next day to rescue an additional 22 cats.

Many of the felines were suffering from parasites, eye and respiratory infections and malnutrition. They are currently being cared for by shelter staff and volunteers.

Director Mike Perkins writes in a release to the media, “We left a few humane traps for the property owners to catch the stragglers. However, it is unusual to find there were this many cats still in the home.”

The Humane Society of Missouri is looking for donations to help take care of the cats. Learn more: hsmo.org