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Cats Found in Decrepit Yorktown Home Ready for Adoption

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The cats found living in squalid conditions in a Yorktown home last week are now ready to be adopted into a more caring environment.

What was once an unfortunate story of 16 cats burrowing themselves into the walls of a decrepit Yorktown home may turn into a happy ending. Lisa Bonnano, the SPCA Development Manager, said the cats are ready to be adopted and are healthy.

"Obviously we would think it would be hard for one person to socialize 16 cats, and we were kind of worried they were all going to be really skittish, but they’ve come out of their shell completely and they all seem to be very friendly and very sweet," Bonnano said.

The SPCA of Westchester and the Yorktown Police Department’s Animal control took the cats from a Yorktown home last week over the course of a few days. Bonnano said that the humane law enforcement tip line received an anonymous tip, which led the SPCA of Westchester to contact James Waterhouse, the animal control officer for Yorktown Police.

The owner of the house and the owner’s son had been hospitalized, and another person was left to take care of the house. Bonnano said she did not expect charges to be pressed against the owner, since they agreed to allow the SPCA to take the cats from the home

To adopt any of these cats, or other animals from the SPCA of Westchester or Briarcliff, visit the shelter itself or call (914) 941-2896.

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