According to the RSPCA, 25 “terrified, flea-infested, filthy and very hungry” cats were rescued from a “dingy” flat.
The organization said that after the tenants left the rental home in Birkenhead, inspectors went there.
According to a spokesperson, they discovered “dozens of scared cats” cowering under furniture and “living in the sofa” without food or water.
She stated that it was believed that some kittens were “born inside the pillows.”
According to her, three inspectors “tried to securely collect all the critters in the residence” and had placed cat traps since they first believed the apartment to be home to 14 cats.
“A total of 25 cats and kittens, all between the ages of one week and four years, were found over the course of three days.
The felines were transferred to the RSPCA branch in Wirral and Chester for medical attention.
The cats “were in such a condition,” “flea-infested, dirty, and obviously extremely hungry,” according to branch manager Kay Hawthorn.
She stated that despite the fact that they were “all so gorgeous and had excellent temperaments,” they were “terrified” and it was “obvious they had not had much human interaction.”
The charity was trying to track down the previous inhabitants of the property, and inspector Lisa Lupson, who assisted with the rescue, said it was “fortunate a neighbor observed this scenario and contacted us.”
According to her, the owners presumably began with a few unneutered cats before the breeding got out of hand.
We are left to pick up the pieces after they walked away and abandoned them, thus they ended up in this condition.
She noted that many of the other cats had been adopted since the April rescue, but two of the kittens had passed away from flea anemia “as their small bodies could not cope.”