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More than 100 cats removed from home on Cleveland's east side

Authorities say the cats were living in filth
Credit: Cleveland APL

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland APL was busy Wednesday afternoon. 

The organization responded to a home on East 174th Street with a search warrant. At the home, 111 cats were found living in "filth and extremely unhealthy conditions." 

Officials also found three deceased cats inside the home. 

The rescued cats are undergoing veterinary evaluations and have been quarantined until their treatment plans have been completed. 

Many of the cats are said to be malnourished and have other medical illnesses and conditions.

The cats will not be available for adoption until their immediate care needs have been met. 

Because of the amount of cats rescued, the APL is in need of more space. The center is encouraging people interested in adopting kittens or cats to visit their facility. As an incentive, adoption fees have been lowered, $10 for adult cats and $25 for kittens.

No charges have been filed at this time. However, the incident remains under investigation. Stay with 3News for updates as they become available.