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Over 70 cats discovered inside NC rental property

Posted at 5:10 PM, Feb 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-21 17:12:32-05

PASQUOTANK COUNTY, NC (WTKR) — Authorities in  North Carolina say an investigation is underway after a possible illegal cat rescue was discovered Wednesday.

The Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office said it received a tip Wednesday that a cat rescue group had been illegally operating inside a rented building in the 1900 Block of Nixonton Road.

When deputies showed up, they found somewhere between 70 and 80 cats holed up inside the property.

Officials said the building was rented by a couple now living in Chowan County, NC.

The Sheriff’s Office is working with the SPCA to relocate the kitties.

Officials said once their investigation is complete, the DA’s office will determine what charge can be pursued.

Anyone interested in helping the SPCA with  the cats should call  252-338-5222.