'Dozens' of cats found inside Lakeside apartment during elderly neglect call
5:20 PM, Nov 2, 2017
5:44 PM, Nov 2, 2017
LAKESIDE, Calif. (KGTV) - "Dozens" of cats were found Thursday in an East County apartment in unlivable conditions.
San Diego Sheriff's Department (SDSO) responded to a welfare check for elderly neglect just before 2 p.m. in the 9700 block of Channel Road. Deputies arrived and located "dozens of cats" in a 1000-square-foot apartment, according to a release.
Deputies said the apartment was not in a liveable condition.
Officials at the scene originally told 10News more than 100 cats were found, but later clarified it was difficult to count because the cats kept running away. Officials said that number is closer to 70 cats.
An elderly female was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation, but she is expected to be fine. No criminal conduct is suspected and no arrests have been made.