Former Grace Kelly house in East Falls under investigation for cat-hoarding

 The PSPCA van outside the famed Grace Kelly house in East Falls. (Brian Hickey/WHYY)

The PSPCA van outside the famed Grace Kelly house in East Falls. (Brian Hickey/WHYY)

The house in East Falls occupied by Grace Kelly during her early years is under investigation for cat-hoarding. The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was alerted to the animal cruelty case through a tip hotline.

“The investigating officer was only permitted into the home’s foyer but found evidence of cat hoarding, including the remains of several cats,” according to Linda Torelli of PSPCA.

Officials estimate there are at least 15 cats at the famed residence. 

“It’s the Grace Kelly house. Everybody knows this house in the neighborhood. It’s history,” said Blaire Kelleher, who lives down the street. “You never know what goes on behind closed doors.”

The current owner has lived in the home since 1973 and is 81 years old. The home remained in the possession of the Kelly family until 1970. 

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