The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA) seized 14 cats and one dog on Thursday afternoon at the Philadelphia landmark and former home of actress Grace Kelly according to CBS.com.
Authorities were able to obtain a search warrant for the stately home located at 3901 Henry Street, currently owned by Marjorie Bamont, where Animal Control officers found a dead cat in the foyer, and others in poor health and undernourished.
Bamont, 81, had once been a cat rescue, but circumstances indicated a hoarding situation. Authorities reported the home to be filthy and infested with fleas.
Bamont purchased the home in 1973. Today she was taken into custody and will undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Bamont is facing animal cruelty charges.
George Bengal of the PSPCA told ABC.com that Bamont cared for her cats very much, but needed help as there have been complaints from neighbors for years:
"This is not about trying to arrest somebody for animal cruelty. This lady needs some psych help. I can't get her that help unless I go through the process."
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