By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITCAIRN, Pa. (KDKA) – Humane officers rescued 17 cats and 25 rats “living in filth with horrendous odor” at a home in Pitcairn.

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Animal Friends says they got a call Thursday from a concerned neighbor about a large number of cats and rats living in unsanitary conditions.

(Photo: Animal Friends)

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Seventeen cats and kittens were found, and so were 25 rats confined to a cage, some of them just days old.

Animal Friends says the home’s residents were cooperative and were receptive to help and resources. The 42 animals were voluntarily surrendered.

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The animals are currently being evaluated and Animal Friends says charges will be filed pending the outcome of medical examinations.