GLENDORA, CA – More than two dozen cats and a dog were confiscated from a house in Glendora last week after a neighbor reported the house had a strong odor.
The animals were in “pitiful living conditions with overcrowded litter boxes, excrement all over the house, and multiple cats in multiple rooms,” according to a statement from the Inland Valley Humane Society and SPCA. A total of 33 cats and a dog were rescued from the house on the 2000 block on East Linfield Street on June 11th.
Seven cats were dead by the time Humane Society officials entered, and three more had to be euthanized because of their deteriorating health, the agency said.
The Humane Society received a lead on the house when Glendora officials received a complaint from a neighbor that a strong, unpleasant odor was emanating from the house. The owner of the house has been charged with cruelty to animals and lack of care for cats and dogs.
According to Nikole Bresciani, President and CEO of the Inland Valley Humane Society, calls for “check-up” conditions for animal welfare have increased over the past year as a result of the pandemic.
“It is critical that community members not hesitate to report suspicious behavior related to animals or odors from a home as time is of the essence to stop irresponsible pet owners and save the lives of these animals,” she said in one Explanation.
The animals rescued from the home have been treated for trauma and are currently being rehabilitated by the Humane Society. The animals will be given up for adoption after full recovery, the agency said.