Iowa’s Cedar Rapids (KCRG) – The Mobile Rescue Team of the Animal Rescue League of Iowa claimed to have saved 46 sick cats and kittens from filthy conditions at a home in northern Iowa on Wednesday.
Several cats and kittens had multiplied in the home, according to ARL personnel, and the family was having difficulty caring for them.
The team claimed that the ammonia smell was so overpowering when it first entered the house that it burned their eyes and throats. They claimed to have discovered cats and kittens ambling across a feces-covered floor.
Many of the kittens, according to the scientists, are skinny and have matted-closed, inflamed eyes. They also continually sneeze due to severe upper respiratory infections. One little sickly and underweight kitten in particular worries the researchers.
All of the kittens and cats have fleas and ear mites, which is harmful for such young kittens.
Additionally, human services are involved to support the residents of the home.
Even before Wednesday’s rescue of the cats and kittens, the Animal Rescue League of Iowa claimed it was already dealing with a large number of animals.