More than 80 cats and kittens were removed from a Falls Church, Virginia, home after a tip to authorities, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.
Animal Protection Police removed the felines from a home in the 7200 block of Westmoreland Road on Saturday, Sept. 17. They received a tip from an investigator with the Department of Code Compliance.
Police said 82 cats, ranging from newborns to about 7 years old, were found inside the home. They said dozens showed varying signs and symptoms of illness.
Officers also found five dead cats inside the home. The 82 cats were transported to the animal shelter and treated by a veterinarian.
Police said the investigation is continuing, and charges would be filed against a 52-year-old man who was living in the home, if appropriate.
It is not known at this time when the cats and kittens may be ready for adoption.