HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Officials had to rescue more than 60 cats from an unsafe sanctuary in Huntingdon
Rose Cottage Cat Sanctuary Inc. is the animal rescue where more than 60 cats had to be rescued from.
Sandee Warsing with the Huntingdon County Humane Society says they were found in extremely unsafe conditions — living in their own feces, with barely any food and no clean water.
“The living condition and the physical condition that those cats were in is almost more than your heart could take,” Warsing said.
Among the 22 cats inside the house — one was found dead and three were found dead inside a van parked out front with 35 others.
(Sandy Hess/ Board Treasurer)
” When we approached, they were putting their little paws out the crack of the window… It was heartbreaking to see them. They knew they needed to get out.”
Even the neighbors say the stench of the dying animals stretched for blocks and they were concerned enough to call local officials.
The Huntingdon County Humane Society says these calls allowed them to gather their staff and rescue some of these felines before it was too late.
“As an animal lover, as a veterinary technician… Just as a human being, this was just devastating and if you see something, just please report it.”(Sandy Hess/ Board Treasurer)