VERNON, Texas (KXAN) — 108 cats were rescued from a 1,100 square-foot home in the city of Vernon on Thursday.
According to the Humane Society of North Texas the cats were discovered earlier in the week, and the Humane Society partnered with the City to check out the home.
When crews arrived on scene they found the home in deplorable condition with the floors covered in wood shavings and one room made into a makeshift litter box.
The Humane Society says the home smelled of ammonia and feces, and some of the cats were medically neglected. Many of the cats have been treated for parasites and infections at a quarantine facility.
Five of the cats had to be put down due to life-threatening illnesses.
The owners of the cats have not been charged relating to the case at this time.
The Humane Society of North Texas has started a fundraiser to help prepare the rescue cats for adoption.