City officials in Brockton, Massachusetts, removed dozens of cats from a home on Monday morning after the homeowner asked for help.
Wearing masks and protective suits, animal control officers removed nearly 23 cats from the home on Colgate Road.
The Brockton Enterprise said this is the second hoarding case at the home in the past decade.
The last time, 66 cats were seized.
Neighbors said they hoped this is the end of an ongoing problem.
"They absolutely need to condemn it or burn it to the ground," said one neighbor who did not want to be identifed. "It's absolutely unlivable."
The MSPCA-Angell is currently helping to care for the cats.
"Since they have cleaned out the house of cats the whole neighborhood has been infested with fleas," said the neighbor. "Because the come out of that house looking for food because there are no cats left in there, I even had my yard treated and it didn't help, there are just so many fleas."
Officials told The Enterprise that the house, which is home to an elderly woman and her daughter, will be condemned because it is unfit to live in.