A North Philly landlord tipped off officials when he noticed a rancid smell wafting from a delinquent tenant’s one-room apartment on Friday. Inside the room, Pennsylvania SPCA officers found 12 cats living in filth and showing signs of neglect, as well as 17 cats dead, some of which were found in the tenant’s freezer. The living cats were taken to the SPCA to be treated for fleas and other illnesses.
The tenant whose name has not been released may face charges of animal cruelty. To see some of the rescued cats and hear from the tenant’s neighbors, watch this report from NBC Philadelphia.