MIDDLE RIVER, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County health department officials seized dozens of cats from a residence in Middle River Monday afternoon.
County officials said they received a call about too many animals at a residence at the Colonial Inn in the 9000 block of Pulaski Highway at around 9 a.m. Monday morning.READ MORE: The Homecoming Football Game Returned To Franklin High School On Friday, But The Dance Did Not
Aerial video from Chopper 13 showed crews in hazmat suits removing multiple cages from the residence.
In total, 31 cats were removed from the property, Colonial Motel, and are being held in the county’s care.READ MORE: Ocean City Braces For Car Enthusiasts, Heavy Traffic At H20i Rally
County officials said they were a mixture of adult cats and kittens, some of the cats were reported to be underweight, had fleas and tapeworms and upon evaluation learned a few of the cats were pregnant.
Police have identified the person responsible and they are working to find them at this time.
The county has not said if anyone will face charges.MORE NEWS: Who's Eligible? Maryland Authorizes Pfizer Booster Shots For Vulnerable Adults In Coronavirus Fight
The Baltimore County fire department also responded as a precaution due to a strong ammonia smell.