HOUSTON – More than 100 cats and six dogs were seized from a home in northwest Houston on Wednesday, according to the Houston Humane Society.
According to the Houston Humane Society and BARC, nearly 136 animals were found living in the home in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions.
“This was based on an anonymous tip, and so we encourage the public to call the animal cruelty line if you have any sort of suspicion about a neighbor or somebody you’ve heard having potential animal cruelty,” said BARC spokesman Cory Stottlemyer.
BARC said piles of feces, debris and urine were spotted throughout the home at the time of the investigation.
“I was there on site. The cats were living together. There was a strong ammonia smell in the room so some of the cats seemed to have some respiratory issues and they’re under evaluation now, and if any one of them needs care, they’re getting it,” Stottlemyer said.
The homeowner was not charged at this time, but the case is under review.
Anyone who suspects animal cruelty is encouraged to contact 832-927-PAWS or visit 927PAWS.org to report concerns.