SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials with a Northern California animal humane society are reporting a gruesome discovery in the Monterey County community of Seaside.
A spokeswoman for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for Monterey County says officials found 113 dead kittens in an apartment believed to belong to a cat hoarder.
Besides the dead kittens, investigators found 51 cats locked in rooms in the suspected hoarder's nearby house. Those cats were alive, but sick and neglected.
SPCA Sgt. Stacy Sanders says officials were alerted by a property manager who discovered dead kittens during an inspection. Sanders says some of the cats may have been local pets taken off the street.
SPCA staff members are taking care of the surviving cats. At least five of those cats are pregnant.
APPHOTO FX104: In this photo taken Tuesday July 24, 2012 and provided by the SPCA are a number of cats found during a search and rescued from a home in Seaside, Calif. Monterey County authorities made a gruesome discovery in a coastal California city: 113 dead kittens. Officials say they were found Tuesday in Seaside, spread out over two residential properties believed to be owned by a cat hoarder. Every kitten was dead, but 51 cats from were rescued, sick and neglected. (AP Photo/SPCA for Monterey County) (25 Jul 2012)
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