Nearly 100 cats rescued from 'unsanitary' Oregon home

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Nearly 100 cats have been rescued from a single home in Klamath Falls in southern Oregon.

KPTV reports the cats were transported to the Oregon Humane Society in Portland on Monday.

In the house, police say they found floors stained with animal waste, overflowing litter boxes and cats running everywhere.

While the owner asked that the cats be taken to the Humane Society, law enforcement officials continue to investigate the case.

“We’re hoping to find homes for these cats as soon as possible, even if it puts a major strain on our shelter. Fighting animal cruelty in Oregon is a top priority of OHS,” said Sharon Harmon, OHS Executive Director.

Klamath authorities are seeking to charge the owner with 98 counts of felony animal neglect.

The Humane Society says the rescue is one of the largest in Oregon state history.

Rescuers say many of the cats will be available for adoption starting Thursday.