CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG/Gray News) – An animal rescue group in Iowa said they were able to take multiple cats from a family who was unable to care for the animals.

On Wednesday, the Animal Rescue League of Iowa said a mobile save team rescued 46 sick cats and kittens from filthy problems at the northern Iowa home.

KCRG reports the recovery group responded to a call to help a family struggling to provide for numerous pet cats and kittens that had multiplied in the home.

The rescue team reported that when it entered the home, the scent of ammonia was so strong it burned their eyes and throats. They said they found pet cats and cats walking on a floor covered inside feces.

The team stated many kittens were thin and experienced infected eye that were matted shut. The particular animals also had fleas, ear mites, and upper respiratory infections that made them constantly sneeze.

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa said its rescue team rescued 46 cats and kittens from filthy...
The Animal Rescue League associated with Iowa mentioned its save team preserved 46 felines and kittens from filthy conditions at a northern Iowa home. (Animal Rescue League of Iowa)

Representatives with the particular rescue group said the Iowa Department of Human Services was also called to help the people living in the house.

The animal rescue team had previously reported dealing with a high population associated with animals before this recovery.

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