Responding officers recalled a “horrific smell” when responding to a home full of cats Monday.
According to Radio Iowa, the Sioux City Animal Adoption and Rescue Center responded to a home where they found 46 cats living in filthy and deplorable conditions.
Officials say of the cats, seven were found dead in a home that had been abandoned since March. The cats were fed or given water by someone who visited occasionally.
Officials say they know who is responsible and charges are pending.