MORE than 40 cats have been rescued by the RSPCA from a home described as “squalid”.
Inspectors from the animal rescue charity attended an address following concerns for welfare. When inspectors visited the property they found 40 cats in “poor condition” and “very dirty”.
During the search, they found one cat had given birth to kittens inside of a sofa.
The cats were described as living in squalid conditions (Image: RSPCA)
The RSPCA Wirral and Chester branch is now helping to care for and rehome some of the rescued cats.
Posting on social media the RSPCA Wirral branch said: “These are just some of the 40 cats rescued by the inspectors from the same home. We have taken most of them and the remaining cats have gone to other RSPCA's centres.
“They have come from the most squalid conditions, and quite understandably some are very timid and untrusting. They were all in poor condition and very dirty. Poor Molly gave birth to her kittens inside a sofa.
“They all look a million dollars now having received lots of TLC over the last couple of months. Some remain very timid, and they will need experienced homes where they will be allowed to settle down and learn to trust us humans who have treated them so poorly.”
An RSPCA spokesperson told the Globe: “The RSPCA worked with the owner to remove 40 cats from an address following concerns for their welfare. All of them are now in the charity’s care and will be rehomed once they are returned to full health.”