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PSPCA Humane Law Enforcement removes 18 cats from Philly home, man charged

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A 50-year-old southwest Philadelphia resident was charged with 15 counts of animal cruelty for unsanitary confinement Saturday night by Pennsylvania SPCA Humane Law Enforcement.

When Philadelphia police entered the Elmwood Avenue home of William Miller for an unrelated issue, they discovered 15 cats, three newborn kittens, and an excessive amount of feces.

Police contacted Animal Care and Control Team (ACCT), who then alerted PSPCA's Humane Law Enforcement who obtained a search warrant.

George Bengal, Director of HLE, said the home was covered in 4-5 inches of feces all around.

All 18 animals are being evaluated at the PSPCA shelter on Erie Avenue. The investigation is ongoing and could result in further charges for Miller.


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