Animal control officers came to the rescue of 178 cats that were being hoarded in a home in Pontiac earlier this month.

The Oakland County Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center is seeking animal neglect and abuse charges against the owner. A representative from the shelter said that this is the worst hoarding case that he has seen in his entire career. Some of the felines were suffering from a variety of health issues including upper respiratory infections, fleas, skin infections, ear mites, and malnutrition.

A search warrant was issued to the home after an officer was checking on the home to see if it was abandoned or not. When the officer peeked inside a discovery was made that was just about as bad as you can imagine. Since the removal of the cats, many had to be humanely euthanized because of severe illness or aggression. The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office will now take over to see what charges will be filed.

Source: mlive.com