Upon visiting the home, rescuers found an incredible number of felines.
"It was difficult to count, as you can imagine. Cats were running all over. It turns out there were about 120 cats in the house," Belinda Vandersluis, executive director of Toronto Cat Rescue, told The Dodo. "There were all ages of cats. They all look very similar. In this situation, they are all related."
Fortunately, aside from a few having fleas and worms, the cats were in surprisingly good health given the circumstances. Though this is a case of hoarding, the owner appears to have been trying her best.
"It must have been an enormous burden," Vandersluis said. "It was a situation that got out of hand very quickly. I think they didn’t know how to get out of having all these cats in their home."