MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. - Some of the pets that were rescued from the Monterey home of a suspected animal hoarder are now available for adoption.
Monterey Police say they, along with SPCA for Monterey County Humane Officers, rescued 22 cats, 24 dogs and 7 young puppies from the home of 59-year-old Ilagene "Jeanie" Quaglia.
The SPCA says its officers also located the remains of two cats and one small dog, and adds that the house was covered in three feet deep of garbage, urine, and feces.
Quaglia was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty and was booked into the Monterey County Jail.
The SPCA is currently contacting people who have expressed interest in adopting one of the rescued pets. All adopters will need to agree to take the pet to the SPCA upon request if they need to be re-examined for any reason during the course of the animal cruelty investigation.