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Photo: 100 Cats With Piercing Stares Found In Abandoned Building

By Selena Fragassi in News on Aug 10, 2015 10:00PM

You might call it a fur ball—more than 100 cats were having themselves a fine old party in an abandoned home, until Chicago Animal Care and Control recently shut it down.

They are now working with the great teams behind PAWS and Tree House Humane Society to rescue the felines and get them into more proper, stable forever homes.

So far about 30 black cats have been retrieved from the vacant home on the Northwest Side, and the rescue effort is ongoing, according to WGN.

After owners foreclosed on and abandoned a house at 6207 W. Roscoe Ave., in the Belmont Central neighborhood weeks ago, the pets were left to fend for themselves and, without proper boarding up, the home started attracting more and more “friends.”

The house was found recently in unlivable conditions, covered in cat feces and urine. There is a hearing Monday to determine its fate, though the rescue organizations are hopeful they can remove all the felines before anything drastic occurs. Anyone interested in helping is asked to contact either PAWS or Tree House.