"The condition of these animals and the way in which they were being kept was appalling," said RSPCA Inspector Nikki Cheetham. "It was filthy, there [were feces] everywhere, and they had no access to food or water. Most of the cats were shut in one room, which was also covered with excrement."
"It is unthinkable to consider what was going on in this surgery as clients were coming and going, paying their vet fees."
In the end, authorities removed a total of 30 animals from the office where the couple lived and worked. Twenty-one of them have since been adopted, the BBC reports.