Woman charged after 100 cats found in 'filthy' home

April 7, 2011 6:58:10 PM PDT
A disturbing case of animal hoarding as 100 cats were discovered in horrible conditions.

The animals were living among their filth and waste, and the home was in deplorable condition.

The owner is now facing charges.

"There is no way for animals or humans to live," said Chief William Witton with the Glen Cove Police department.

Eyewitness News obtained exclusive video inside the home taken by workers for the shelter.

They were documenting the filthy living conditions inside. It is unspeakable as 100 cats and kittens and 3 ferrets have been living there.

"Feces and urine and it's awful, there is garbage all over the place," said Joan with the Glen Cove Animal Shelter.

All day, animal care volunteers had to suit up and even use respirators to get inside to rescue the scared animals that had been living here up to two years.

The woman, Betty Bjorkman is now charged with over 100 counts of animal cruelty.

Most neighbors said they had no idea.

The cats are now up for adoption.

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