A total of ninety cats were found and dozens were removed in crates and cages from a one-bedroom apartment in Schenectady on Tuesday.
Authorities say more than 60 cats were removed from the situation which the Animal Protective Foundations calls a severe case of cat hoarding. Officials were first notified about the hoarding conditions last week.
Volunteers spent time cleaning the home Tuesday, making it as habitable as possible for an estimated 30 cats which must remain in the home due to area animal shelters being overcrowded.
Despite the conditions, SPCA officials found they did not rise to a criminal level, so no charges have been filed against the couple who owned the cats. However, that couple has since been evicted.
Robin’s Nest, the APF, and local volunteers have been caring for the cats until veterinarians can evaluate them and they can be ready for adoption.