Over 100 cats rescued from NJ home by animal welfare center

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SOUTH BOUND BROOK, NJ – A New Jersey animal welfare center has come to the rescue of more than 100 neglected cats found in a New Jersey home.

Police in the town of South Bound Brook, Somerset County, received calls from a resident who complained of a foul odor coming from his neighbour’s residence. When animal control officers from the St. Hubert Animal Welfare Center arrived on the scene, they found dozens of cats and kittens living in unsafe and unsanitary conditions.

The resident has given custody of the cats to Animal Control Officers and they have begun removing them from the home within the past two days. The effort will continue on Friday. So far, more than 100 cats and kittens have been removed from the home.

The investigation is ongoing and more cats and kittens will be removed as animal control officers continue to move through household items and debris piling up inside the home.

“It’s heartbreaking to see so many cats and kittens living in filthy, miserable conditions,” said Chris Schindler, vice president of field services for St. Hubert Animal Welfare Center. “We are grateful to the South Bound Brook Police Department for answering the call to help these animals.”

Cats and kittens are taken to St. Hubert shelters in Madison and Ledgewood where they are evaluated and medically treated. Some suffer from malnutrition, upper respiratory infections and other ailments.

If you are interested in adopting in Saint-Hubert or making a donation to help animals, visit their website.

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