Jan 29, 2014 3:40 PM by David Randall
COLORADO SPRINGS - 40 Cats and 3 dogs were seized from a condemned house in central Colorado Springs, according to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR). The house, on the 1300 block of N. Franklin St., had furniture piled up and was stained with urine and feces. Amonia levels measured in the house were 20 to 50 times higher than levels considered safe.
The house took four hours, and ten staff members, to clear of animals. Cats were spread throughout the three levels of the house, some of them in the walls.
Many cats were treated for upper respiratory infections, and many have other medical problems.
Of the three dogs rescued, a chihuahua had a broken femur that had never been treated and had healed improperly.
Twelve of the cats are up for adoption. The rest, as well as the dogs, are still being treated medically.
HSPPR estimates that the cost for providing medical care and preparing the animals for adoption is $9,800.
The owner of the animals, Debra Minor, has been charged with cruelty to animals.