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One hundred and fifty starving cats were rescued from a hoarder home in Westchester County, New York, after their owners died.
Local charity, the Westchester Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said they found the animals sick with infections, malnutrition and dehydration, with others already dead in the house.
The owners - who have not been named - were also found dead in the house on Cordial Road by police after a wellness visit on Monday 30 January.
The SPCA said: 'Officials were unable to clear the scene until our rescue team removed most of the cats, who were found everywhere including the walls and ceilings.
'After years of neglect, all of the cats [...] are sick and suffering with upper respiratory, eye and skin infections, malnutrition, dehydration, and sadly, some have more severe injuries that require immediate medical attention.'
150 cats were reportedly found starving and sick at a house in Westchester County, New York
The cats, mostly Abyssinian mixes, were said to be 'trapped in every room of the home, including the walls and ceilings'.
Police reported that they had likely not eaten or had access to food for days.
Many were pregnant and all had sickness