Cats removed from Cobb County rescue home

State authorities removed dozens of cats from a Cobb County rescue home on Thursday afternoon.

Volunteers recently complained dozens of cats were being kept inside a tiny Marietta cottage and many of those animals were in bad shape.

The rescue group sent FOX 5 News a statement Thursday after the animals were removed from the building which reads:

“We are fully complying with the order from the state. The consent order comes from an incident from a year ago. At that time, we were housing an influx of abandoned kittens, and mistakenly violated the order.”

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Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters said they have taken in 88 of those cats. In a Facebook post on Thursday, the organization was asking for donations to help care for the animals.