Cats of all ages found in Bainbridge residence after tenant evicted
Philadelphia, PA (December 21, 2016) – On Monday, the Pennsylvania SPCA removed 24 cats and kittens living in unsanitary conditions from a property in the town of Bainbridge, Lancaster County. The animals were found living in the residence after the tenant was evicted. Upon discovery of the conditions, the landlord contacted the PSPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement department who responded to the scene.
PSPCA officers found 1 mother cat and her 2 kittens, an additional 8 kittens, and 13 adult cats at the property. All cats were removed and transported to the PSPCA’s headquarters in Philadelphia to be medically evaluated. Many of the cats and kittens were sick upon rescue, and are being treated in the PSPCA’s Shelter Hospital.
The owners surrendered all of the cats, and after treatment and recovery, they will be available for adoption.
The investigation is ongoing with charges pending its completion.
Anyone with information about this case, or other cases involving animal cruelty, should call the Pennsylvania SPCA’s Cruelty Hotline at (866) 601-SPCA. Tips can be left anonymously.
About the Pennsylvania SPCA
Since 1867, the Pennsylvania SPCA, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization headquartered at 350 East Erie Avenue, Philadelphia, has been dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and rescuing animals from abuse and neglect. The Pennsylvania SPCA’s lifesaving programs for animals include a low-cost veterinary clinic, low-cost spay and neuter services, pet adoption facilities, and the Pennsylvania SPCA Humane Law Enforcement Department. For more information about adopting, donating or volunteering, please call (215) 426.6300 or visit www.pspca.org.