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Published: May 04, 2011

ASPCA rescued 29 cats from a home in Brooklyn, New York, on April 28. The homeowner and guardian of the felines was considered to be a compulsive hoarder, which resulted in the cats' ailments, according to the Brooklyn Paper.

The ASPCA arrived at the house after receiving calls that the apartment owner had over a dozen cats inside.

The news source reports that the owner, who was in her 40s, was not charged with anything because the cats were always fed and their litter boxes always cleaned. However, there were just too many of them in one space, which made them sick.

"Like many people, this woman was well intentioned, but she found herself overwhelmed," Joe Pentangelo, who is a part of the ASPCA's Humane Law Enforcement Team, told the media outlet.

Now, these felines are in need of a home. The newspaper explains that pet adoption is important in helping animals who were in similar or worse situations. According to the Humane Society, 22 percent of cat owners adopted their kitty from an animal shelter.