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6:50 PM, Feb 19, 2013   |    comments
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ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Fulton County Animal Services returned to an Alpharetta home on Tuesday to remove about 20 more animals, in addition to some 30 previously taken out on Monday.

Fulton Co. spokesperson Jolene Freeman said Pamela Cromen called the Animal Services team on

Monday, reporting that 40 cats had been abandoned inside her mother's home at 480 Rucker Road.

Cromen asked for help to get the animals out. She said her mother had passed away and taking care of the cats had become overwhelming.

Cromen was joined by four FCAS officers on Monday afternoon around 3:00, along with two kennel personnel, two office staff members and two volunteers, Freeman said.

Animal services officers said they took "truckloads" of cats from the residence, which had been living throughout the house and in between the walls.

As explained by the lead officer, crews initially thought Cromen's mother had passed away about a month ago. They learned on Monday that she died in June, 2012.

The cats had remained in the home since the owner passed, and the officer said crews found feces six inches deep within the home. They had to wear hazmat suits while removing the cats.

Freeman said that a veterinarian is giving care to the animals.

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