260 cats taken from home of 'crazy cat lady'

An animal welfare officer wears a mask as he removes one of 260 cats that were taken from a...

An animal welfare officer wears a mask as he removes one of 260 cats that were taken from a Philadelphia home on March 26, 2014. (Philadelphia SPCA/QMI Agency)

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, Last Updated: 11:15 AM ET

Animal welfare officers removed 260 cats from a Philadelphia home where a sign was posted that read, "I'm the crazy cat lady and this is the crazy cat house."

The local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals went to the home in the north end of the city on Wednesday to remove the cats from "unsanitary confinement."

"This is a sad situation involving a woman who wanted to help animals but got in over her head and couldn't provide the care this number of cats requires," Pennsylvania SPCA CEO Jerry Buckley said in a press release.

CBS reported the woman had as many as 300 cats at one time and had been working with the local shelter over the past few weeks.


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