Over 40 cats removed from Del. home

July 2, 2008 4:50:29 PM PDT
Delaware Humane Association staff and Delaware SPCA Animal Control Officers removed over 40 cats from a New Castle Delaware home this afternoon. It is not clear who initiated the complaint against the homeowner, but the two agencies responded to the residence and removed the cats.

Delaware Humane Association spokesperson says the woman started off with six kittens about a year ago and they kept reproducing, which ultimately led to the situation.

None of cats were spayed or neutered.

The Delaware Humane Association will be taking donations from the public to help care for the cats until they can be adopted.

People at the scene tell Action News the state has taken custody of the female residents' only child. However, a representative from the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families would not confirm the state has custody of the woman's only child as a result.

Neighbors say they had no idea there were so many cats in the home because they stayed inside.

The home has been condemned.

Donations are being accepted to cover the costs of caring for the cats, and getting them ready for adoption. For more information please visit www.dehumane.org