- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 1, 2015

SALISBURY, Mass. (AP) - A rescue group has removed 67 cats from an 84-year-old Salisbury man’s mobile home following a tip that led them to the overcrowded space.

Executive Director Liz Pease says 41 adult cats and 26 kittens rescued on Nov. 25 were the largest collection taken by the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society at one time.

Pease says the cats’ owner had been feeding them macaroni and cheese. She says the cats are “remarkably healthy” given the dangerous conditions they lived in.

Police Chief Tom Fowler says the owner has since returned to his home and no charges will be filed.

The rescue group’s veterinarian has examined the cats and is in the process of administering vaccinations.

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