More than a dozen cats have been rescued from an abandoned home in southwestern Maine.
Kittery animal control officer Bill Hackett says there were 26 cats in the Kittery home originally. He says the tenant at the time took 13 of them to shelters, but that 13 still remained before this past weekend. Hackett and an agent from the Maine Animal Welfare department worked together at the site Monday afternoon to rescue the remaining cats.
Neighbors tell the Portsmouth Herald the property was condemned in late July. The building's chimney was crumbling, roof shingles were peeling off and the front porch appeared close to falling apart.
They say the home was full of feces and trash and the cats were malnourished and lacked food, water and care.