69 cats removed from Providence apartment

By The Associated Press


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Animal control officers have removed 69 cats from a Providence apartment.      

Police say they were called to the home on Progress Avenue on Thursday morning. The animal control department had received a complaint about a tenant on the second floor hoarding cats.      

Animal control officers, with the help of the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Providence Animal Rescue League, took the cats from the apartment.      

The tenant was not immediately charged.     

The apartment was described as “dirty” in the police report. They say the building inspector condemned the house.

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