Monmouth police find 75 cats inside residence

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MONMOUTH, Ill. — Seventy-five cats were located and transported to a veterinary location after the Monmouth Police Department received calls from various parties about the amount of cats in an area home.

The MPD was contacted by several concerned parties regarding “a large feline population” inside a residence, the MPD said Tuesday morning. The information indicated an estimate in excess of 75 felines living within said residence.

Those who called the police also suggested the living conditions inside the residence were detrimental to the health of the occupants. With this information, the MPD obtained a warrant to enter the residence to inspect the conditions and to remove the cats, and it was executed at approximately 8 a.m. Tuesday.

The residents received health evaluations by on-scene medical personnel. The animal occupants were safely transported to a secure location where they are currently undergoing observation and treatment by veterinary personnel, police said.

Western Illinois Animal Rescue, Monmouth Small Animal Hospital, Galesburg Hospitals Ambulance Service and the Monmouth Fire Department assisted in the Tuesday morning incident.

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