The Humane Society of Harford County removed more than 70 cats and kittens from a home.
Officials responded to the residence after neighbors called to report a bad smell. The smell was so bad that officials had to wear hazmat suits upon entering the home.
"I think that people will start with the best of intentions," said Erin Long, Humane Society member. "They feel like they're rescuing the animal; they feel like they're helping, and if they don't spay or neuter the pets, things can quickly, very quickly, like in this situation, spiral out of control."
All of the cats were relatively healthy.
So far, 11 cats have been adopted, and 11 more are available for adoption.