24 sick cats found living inside unheated car in Bucks County

The Bucks County SPCA rescued 24 cats who were discovered living inside a car in Morrisville. (Bucks County SPCA)

Two dozen malnourished cats were rescued Tuesday after animal welfare officials say they were found living inside an unheated car in Bucks County.

After searching for two days, a tip from a concerned citizen led Bucks County SPCA's Chief Humane Officer Nikki Thompson to the cats in Morrisville.

The cats were cold, thirsty, underweight and in poor condition, according to the shelter.

The animals were transported to Bucks County SPCA’s Lahaska shelter, where shelter officials said they "gratefully emptied multiple water and food bowls."


The cats’ owner, who surrendered the felines to the shelter, reportedly collected them from an apartment building. The nonprofit said it will continue to work with the individual to prevent a similiar hoarding situation in the future.

The cats are currently receiving treatment and will ultimately be placed up for adoption.

Linda Reider, the shelter's executive director, thanked the community for its assistance, saying "two dozen sick and hungry cats were spared another night of exposure to below-freezing temperatures."


In 2019, Bucks County SPCA rescued a record-breaking 600 animals from cruelty and neglect.

Anyone with information about animals suffering from neglect or abuse in Bucks County is urged to contact the BCSPCA's cruelty investigation team at 215-794-7425 or reportcruelty@bcspca.org

Those interested in donating to the Bucks County SPCA can do so here.


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