A small condo in Woodbridge, New Jersey, was the site of a large hoarding situation that involved nearly 100 living and dead cats.
Some cats were living in the walls and attic of the condo.
WCBS reported that, following an anonymous tip, hazmat crews and animal police arrived at the condo to a situation that was more extreme than they had initially thought.
Richard Dennis and June Dennis, who lived in the condo, said the situation began months ago and increasingly got out of hand.
“We love animals, you know. It did become out of control. We’re a little wrong; I admit it,” June Dennis said.
Richard Dennis told News 12 New Jersey all his money went toward cat food, which led him to file for bankruptcy and go into foreclosure.
"I couldn’t afford it. It just escalated. I didn’t have the money. I tried to get people to help me out and work with me, but I would make phone calls and not get any back. It just got out of control," he said. "It was very hard trying to keep up with the smell and everything like that, but in a kind of a way I’m glad it can go to a foreclosure the way it did."
“There’s a lot of cat urine all over the floors, on the furniture,” Tim Kennedy, of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, told WCBS. “Cats are up into the rafters. There are pieces of sheetrock that have been removed.”
Charges have not been filed as of this report.
nearly 100 animals were removed from a small condominium in Woodbridge as some of the cats were found dead and others were living in walls.Posted by CBS New York on Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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