CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG/Gray News) – Animal rescue groups in Iowa said they were able to adopt several cats from families who were unable to care for the animals.
On Wednesday, the Iowa Animal Rescue Federation said mobile rescue teams rescued 46 sick cats and kittens from filthy conditions at homes in northern Iowa.
KCRG reports that rescue groups have responded to calls to help families struggling to feed the large number of cats and kittens bred in their homes.
Rescuers reported that when they entered the house, the smell of ammonia was so strong that they burned their eyes and throats. I was.
Many of the kittens were skinny and had closed infected eyes, the team said. The animal also had fleas, ear mites, an upper respiratory tract infection and was constantly sneezing.
Rescue group representatives said the Iowa Department of Human Services had also been called to help those living in the home.
Animal rescue groups had previously reported handling large numbers of animals prior to this rescue.
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