WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say a real estate agent checking in on a northwest Washington home found two women living there illegally with more than 60 cats.

Washington Humane Society and Washington Animal Rescue League spokesman Matt Williams says the real estate agent called police to the scene Tuesday evening after making the discovery.

Williams says about 20 of the cats were inside the feces-filled house, while the rest of the 63 cats were tucked inside a U-Haul van that had been parked at the rear of the house.

Williams says animal rescue officials removed 44 cats and kittens from the vacant house. He says the two women took about 20 of the animals with them and disappeared.

It is also unclear whether the two unidentified women will be facing charges.

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