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EAST LIVERPOOL (WKBN) – A house in East Liverpool is condemned and over 40 cats had been eliminated by the Columbiana County Humane Society.

The Humane Society and Metropolis Well being Division say it’s the worst ammonia-filled house they’ve ever seen.

Humane brokers and housing inspectors equipped with respirators and gloves earlier than heading into the house on Baum Avenue.

“I truthfully don’t know the way anybody might survive on this house,” stated Amy Toot, Columbiana County housing inspector.

Toot stated the investigation into the house began as an nameless scent criticism that got here into the Humane Society, in addition to some neighboring complaints that got here into the well being division.

“A search warrant was truly obtained on this case by the Humane Society agent due to animal stench coming from the house,” Toot stated.

That warrant was served round 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and continued by means of the night.

“The unsanitary situations of the house and extreme situations in the house resulted in an instantaneous trip of the occupant along with a restore or demolish order for the house,” Toot stated.

An aged girl was dwelling alone in the house on the time.

Cats had been discovered all around the house and contained in the partitions and ceilings. Forty-one have been rescued thus far and it is anticipated there may very well be as many as 10 extra to take away. Humane brokers stated cat urine was operating down the partitions.

Erica Rice with the Humane Society stated they’re full, however they’re making area for the rescued cats.

“We will’t undertake these cats out for fairly a while. So, whereas they’re with us, we’d like unscented clumping cat litter. We’d like Purina kitten meals, Purina cat meals, paper towels,” Rice stated.

All donations might be dropped at their shelter.

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