31 cats removed from Dayton home

Cat removed from home on Linden Avenue in Dayton. (Photo/Humane Society of Greater Dayton)
Cat removed from home on Linden Avenue in Dayton. (Photo/Humane Society of Greater Dayton)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is caring for 31 cats rescued from a filthy house.

They were removed Tuesday from a house on Linden Avenue. It was part of a cruelty and neglect investigation.

Cat removed from home on Linden Avenue in Dayton.  (Photo/Humane Society of Greater Dayton)
Cat removed from home on Linden Avenue in Dayton. (Photo/Humane Society of Greater Dayton)

Investigators say they believe the homeowner became overwhelmed with the situation while trying to help the cats.

“These animals were removed because they were being kept in unsafe and unsanitary living conditions,” said Sheila Marquis, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton’s Chief Humane Agent. “In hoarding cases like this, owners typically have a strong love for animals, but become overwhelmed by their circumstances. I think this is what we are dealing with in this case as well.”

The case will be presented to prosecutors who will decide on any charges.

The Humane Society is looking for foster families now to temporarily house the cats.

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