NHS rescues nearly two dozen cats from home

Posted at 3:46 PM, Apr 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-06 23:40:19-04

Animal control officers from the Nebraska Humane Society have rescued nearly two dozen cats from a condemned home on Tuesday.

The cats ranging in age from three weeks to three years old were living in unhealthy conditions with high ammonia levels and feces covering the floor. The cats are currently being treated for fleas and weight loss, and several will need dental work.  NHS officials say despite the conditions the cats are friendly and in good spirits.

Among the 26 cats rescued was an expecting cat and a mother cat with six kittens.  Those cats will go to a foster home before the adoption process begins.

Two cows and several household pets were also removed from the home, which authorities say was uninhabitable.

Douglas County Sheriff's deputies have not confirmed the name of the animals' owners, but say they have been to the home in the past. They are not saying if the owners will be cited or charged.

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