STERLING, Colo. — More than 80 cats were rescued from a hoarder on Wednesday, the Sterling Police Department said.
The Colorado Humane Society and SPCA (CHS) assisted police and the Logan County Humane Society in removing the cats and kittens from the home at 306 Clark St.
Aurora Animal Service helped transport the cats to the Dumb Friends League.
The cats will receive a medical evaluation, care and shelter at the Dumb Friends League while the case is pending.
“The animals will remain in the custody of the Dumb Friends League pending the owner’s due process and a cost of-care hearing by the court,” officials said in a statement.
“A final decision on their disposition may be made or the cats may be held, depending on the outcome of the hearing.”
Officers said the home had extremely poor living conditions and posed a threat to humans and animals.
Besides the more than 80 cats that were captured ranging from newborn kittens to adults, three kittens were found dead inside the home, police said.
The case remains under investigation and charges are pending, police said.