37 Cats Seized From Cheektowaga Home

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 15, 2010 at 7:07 PM EDT

By Kyla Igoe

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 15, 2010 at 7:07 PM EDT

Dozens of cats and kittens were rescued from a home on Gregory Court in Cheektowaga after police found them living in deplorable conditions. The Cheektowaga home was apparently so filthy, the home had to be condemned.

"There were cats in rooms with urine and feces all over," said SPCA Cruelty Investigator Aaron Kandefer. " It was difficult to breathe in the household. The cats did have food and water, but they were living in deplorable, unsanitary conditions.

37 cats and kittens in total were seized from the home and they are now in the care of the Erie County SPCA. Neighbors can't believe how many animals were taken from the residence.

"I had no idea he had all these animals, as a matter of fact I would see one cat in the window and think that was all he really had," said Neighbor Lorraine Aloisio.

Officials are not releasing the homeowner's name, but say he is being treated at ECMC. Charges are now pending against the homeowner.