MONTEREY (CBS SF) — The SPCA of Monterey County rescued more than a dozen cats from the dirty home of an alleged hoarder on Thursday, officials said.

A total of 13 young and adult cats were removed from the home in an unincorporated area of Monterey County and multiple deceased cats were found on the property as well, according to SPCA spokeswoman Dawn Fenton.

Officials found large plastic bins for litter boxes in the house but they had not been cleaned or emptied in a long time, and the furniture and carpets were heavily stained with cat urine and feces, Fenton said.

The house itself was dark, dusty and cluttered with trash, and lacking electricity in parts, Fenton said. The home’s yard included multiple cluttered sheds and storage areas and a swimming pool filled with black algae.

The cats are being evaluated by SPCA veterinarians.

Thursday’s operation was the eighth major hoarding rescue the SPCA has conducted since July 2012, Fenton said.

Those rescues alone have involved 234 live pets and 113 deceased kittens and cats.

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