115 cats rescued from 'horrendous' conditions in rural Minnesota home

A rabbit and a chinchilla were also taken in by the Animal Humane Society.
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115 cats were rescued from a home in rural Minnesota by the Animal Humane Society this week.

The organization says its Critical Response Team found the animals Tuesday living in crowded, unsanitary conditions.

Many of the cats weren't sterilized, and had been breeding repeatedly at the mobile home and surrounding portable buildings on the property, according to Animal Humane Society. The crew also found a chinchilla and a rabbit at the location.

A short video of the rescue was posted by the nonprofit group:

The owners of the property willingly gave up the animals, cooperating with Animal Humane Society to get them help.

All 117 animals were brought back to the organization's Golden Valley location. They were given medical exams, food, a behavioral evaluation, and vaccines.

Some are already available for adoption, Animal Humane Society says. Others will need more care before that's possible.

Animal Humane Society says it takes in all animals surrendered to it, regardless of age, health, or behavior, and in 2018 placed 95 percent of all animals into homes.

"Due to severe or untreatable illnesses or untreatable behavior issues, we sometimes face the difficult decision to euthanize an animal — but only when we’ve exhausted all other options," Animal Humane Society says.

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