HOUSTON -

The Houston SPCA announced the first of the 144 cats rescued from a feces-filled house in northwest Harris County are up for adoption.

The case made national headlines in March.

The SPCA worked for hours to rescue the cats from the home owned by twin sisters.

Investigators said the home was filled with garbage and mounds of feces up to four-feet high.

The SPCA said many of the cats were emaciated, had heavy flea infestations and some had severe upper respiratory infections.

"Our veterinary teams have worked tirelessly to provide superior care and help these cats recover from their ordeal. We are thrilled that the first of these rescued cats are up for adoption today," said Tara Yurkshat, vice president of animal welfare.

The SPCA said you can give one of the cats a second chance at life through adoption.

All of the cats over six months of age are available for $5 April 25 -27. There is a limit of two adopted cats per household.

The Houston SPCA is located at 900 Portway Drive and open seven days a week. The hours for Monday through Friday are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The hours for Saturday and Sunday are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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