Animal rescuers remove 35 cats from woman’s one-bedroom apartment

Posted on January 20, 2010 under Pet Rescue News

There were 10 kittens and 25 cats found at the sceneTalk about crammed! Animal welfare officials in New York City recently performed a rescue effort after a woman called asking for help that she was living with 35 cats – in a one-bedroom apartment.

However, according to, although the typical stereotype for people who have lots of animals is that they’re messy and unorganized, the apartment was clean and the animals were well-fed.

The 25 cats and 10 kittens were all in good cat health, which has animal cruelty experts believing that the felines were well cared for and this was not a case of neglect.

"She clearly cares about these animals," Tim Rickey of the Animal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals told the news provider. "If the situation is let go, six months from now, we could see over 100 cats. The numbers just skyrocket as they continue to breed. It’s a situation she recognized was out of control."

According to the New York Post, it took rescuers more than three hours to gather all of the cats throughout the apartment.ADNFCR-2720-ID-19569287-ADNFCR