ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Officials say about half of the more than 100 cats seized from a home in Orangeburg County have died or had to be euthanized.
The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reported that eight cats seized at the home in Cordova died. Another 50 cats were euthanized after being diagnosed with feline leukemia.
The remaining 51 cats are available for adoption at animal control facilities or the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
The cats were found abandoned Dec. 17 after neighbors reported a bad odor coming from the home.
Officers found the vacant mobile home was filled with cats living in filthy conditions without food or water.
Richard William Thomas of Cordova and Amy June Thomas of Springfield have been charged with ill treatment of animals.