The SPCA said the cats were confined to a small room covered in feces and urine; the horses were kept in filthy stalls.
For the property owner, watching her animals being taken away was devastating.
"This is a situation of cruel confinement," said SPCA spokeswoman Maura Davies. "The animals seem to have food, water, and shelter, but there are about 30 cats being held in a 10 foot by 10 foot room; they're locked in — they have no way of escaping."
Investigators said the animal waste material in the residence sent ammonia levels "off the charts.".." More & video