WINSTED, Conn. (NBC) - Authorities have removed 150 cats from a home in Winsted since Thursday in what is being called a case of animal hoarding, according to the Winsted town manager Josh Kelly.
The cats were taken to a local elementary school where vets are assessing their care needs.
The cats are in varying conditions, some are healthy, though most are flea-bitten.
A dozen cats had to be taken for emergency vet care.
Several agencies descended on the home Thursday and began to remove the cats.
The cats are being kept at an elementary school nearby.
Two dogs and a ferret were also removed from the home Friday.
Animal rescue crews believe there are still some cats remaining in the house and may be hiding in the walls, says Kelly.
They have set up humane traps to capture the cats and get them help.
Kelly said there were several people living in the home and they have since moved out.
The town is looking for volunteers to help care for the cats.
The goal is to find permanent homes for the cats as soon as they are healthy enough, according to Kelly.