Thirty-two cats and kittens, along with one Cockatiel, have been removed from a home in Hooksett, New Hampshire.
The animals were living in deplorable filth and most are not vaccinated, according to the New Hampshire SPCA.
The cats are suffering from a range of visible concerns, including flea infestation, lack of socialization and upper respiratory infection. Some of the females are suspected to be pregnant.
"Even those that are reasonably healthy will need a significant amount of care," says Lisa Dennison, Executive Director of the New Hampshire SPCA.
Dennison says the animals will need to be spayed and neutered and have a series of shots and tests before they can be made available for adoption.
The owner agreed to surrender the animals.
The New Hampshire SPCA is looking for the public's help in caring for this new group of rescued animals. They need non-clumping kitty litter and cat food, especially canned food. Please go to www.nhspca.org for information on how to contact the animal shelter.