Police and authorities from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for Monterey County found 113 dead kittens inside an apartment in Seaside, California. Another 57 sick cats were found in a house nearby, after officials received a tip that some cats were moved there prior to the inspection.

SPCA Sgt. Stacy Sanders described a horrific scene:

"The cats were living in extremely horrible conditions. They were separated into two groups and locked into rooms with little to no ventilation. The floors were saturated in urine and feces."

Officers stayed about six hours to recover all the cats because an occupant in the house had lost count of how many were there.

"We had to go through every nook and cranny, pull apart every bed and chair."

She also noted that none of the kittens appeared to be more than two months old. SPCA officials received tips that the cats had been taken from the streets and are asking for photos of missing cats from the neighborhood.

No charges were pressed, but the SPCA turned the case over to the Monterey County district attorney's office.

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