2 Tri-State Homes Each Overrun With Scores of Cats

Animal control officials have responded this week to two tri-state homes that have been overrun by scores of cats, one in the Hudson Valley and another on Long Island.

On Long Island, Suffolk County police say they were called Friday and found between 30 and 50 felines inside the previously condemned Central Islip home. Officials said there was urine and feces throughout the house, which was also littered with garbage.

Many of the animals were neglected and might have to be euthanized.

And on Wednesday in New Paltz, authorities removed 100 cats from a two-bedroom apartment where pets aren't allowed by the landlord.

Officials say the tenant sought help having the felines removed from the apartment she shares with her daughter after an Ulster County social worker visited for an unrelated matter.

It took officials from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals several hours Wednesday to remove the approximately 105 adult cats and kittens from the apartment.

Officials say the woman told them she took in strays with the intention of finding them homes.

ASPCA officials say most of the cats appear to be healthy. They're being cared for at a Kingston animal shelter.

--Greg Cergol contributed to this story 

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