74 cats rescued from ‘hoarding situation’ in Iowa

74 cats rescued from ‘hoarding situation’

DES MOINES, Iowa — Dozens of cats and kittens were removed from an Iowa home Tuesday in what animal rights’ activists are calling “a hoarding situation.”

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa posted photos on its Facebook page of 74 felines that were rescued from a home in Des Moines, KCCI reported. A spokeswoman for the organization told the Des Moines Register the rescue took about six hours to complete.

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Some of the cats were found in critical condition, WHO-TV reported. Other kittens were newborns, according to the Animal Rescue League.

More information is expected to be released Wednesday, according to the Register.

Donations to help the Animal Rescue League care for the cats can be made here.

Animal officials said 74 cats were rescued from a "hoarding situation" at a home in Des Moines, Iowa.
Animal officials said 74 cats were rescued from a "hoarding situation" at a home in Des Moines, Iowa. (Congerdesign/Pixabay)