Inspectors from RSPCA Victoria recently executed a warrant at a property in the state’s north east, seizing 21 cats.
Inspectorate Team Leader, Eastern Region, Guy Gorman said the warrant was obtained following an earlier inspection of the Murrindindi property.
“Following our inspection, we concluded that the living conditions were detrimental to the cats’ welfare,” Mr Gorman said.
“Therefore, we sought and obtained court permission to enter the dwelling and seize animals determined to be at immediate risk with their welfare seriously compromised.”
Three RSPCA Victoria Inspectors executed the warrant with the assistance of Victoria Police and the Murrindindi Council.
The 21 domestic cats, of varying ages and sex, were transported to an RSPCA Victoria facility where they are receiving veterinary care, including treatment for cat flu and fleas.
As the matter is still under investigation, we are unable to provide any further information at this stage.