By The Canadian Press
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.