After rescuing an estimated 30 cats and kittens from a house in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) offered free cat adoption for the month of July, the Daily Times reports.
The felines were victims of an animal hoarder, and were rescued by the township's health department, police team and animal society. The pet rescue
followed a similar one at the end of June, where authorities removed 51 cats from a home. Assistant Health Director Matt Verdi called the conditions of the home "deplorable," the news source reports.
The two incidents filled the local shelter to the brim. Workers decided to waive adoption fees for the cats in order to encourage families to consider adopting.
"What's unique about these hoarding cats and kittens is that they are friendly," Justina Calgiano, SPCA director of community relations, told the news source. According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are approximately 93.6 million owned cats in the U.S., and 22 percent of them were adopted from an animal shelter.