Many of the cats recovered alive were in poor health after living in their own waste and being exposed to ammonia.
A horrid smell emanating from the house is reportedly what led neighbors to complain about possible animal cruelty.
All of the animals are in need of immediate veterinary care, and at least two cats are missing one of their eyes.
Authorities say the homeowners claimed to be “rescuing” the animals from postings they found on Craigslist.
“The house had turned into a house for cats…There were cats everywhere.”
An 82-year-old woman and a 44-year-old man have been charged after three dogs were found dead in a large trash bin behind a shoe store.
Authorities took the animals amid an investigation into three dead dogs that were found frozen Sunday in a trash bin behind a Payless shoe store.
Now volunteers are busy assessing the animals’ condition and wondering how to prevent this from ever happening again.
The Humane Society of Huron Valley in Ann Arbor is bursting at the seams after 65 animals were seized in two Washtenaw County animal hoarding cases.
A dozen of the over 50 animals found in a home in Redford will soon be up for adoption after they were taken in Thursday by a local animal rescue group.