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Firefighters remove couple from cat-filled home

July, 22, 2015, Quebec City - Firefighters wearing special equipment have removed a man and a woman from their Quebec City home after finding about 30 cats in the residence.

They say excrement and urine stains were visible in the dwelling and that there was also a strong concentration of ammonia.

The residents, who are believed to be in their 50s, were taken to hospital on Tuesday to undergo health tests.

A spokesman for the Quebec City fire service described a scene of extreme insalubrity.

The cats were still in the house as of this morning as authorities continued to ventilate it to enable animal-welfare officials to enter.

July 22, 2015
By The Canadian Press