Cats rescued from Castor Gardens home

The Pennsylvania SPCA last week announced it rescued 13 cats from a home in Castor Gardens for numerous alleged violations, including unsanitary confinement.

Responding to a tip received on its cruelty hotline, enforcement officers executed a search warrant at a home near Summerdale and Unruh avenues.

There, they found found 10 adult cats and three kittens living in filthy conditions with a large accumulation of trash and feces throughout the home.

All animals were transported to the Pennsylvania SPCA headquarters on Erie Avenue for further evaluation and have been released. The investigation is ongoing and could result in charges being filed. The Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections was also on site.

ldquo;Every animal deserves a clean and sanitary environment,” said Pennsylvania SPCA CEO Jerry Buckley. “Hoarding is a serious issue that we deal with regularly. In addition to our law enforcement function, we are also committed to addressing animal hoarding through our outreach and education programs.”

To report animal abuse, call the Pennsylvania SPCA’s cruelty hotline at 1–866–601-SPCA. ••