The Humane Society of London and Middlesex has had to increase its staff and volunteer numbers after 88 cats were surrendered to the agency on Tuesday.
The owner surrendered the animals because it became “overwhelming and unmanageable” to care for them all, the society said in a statement.
“Animals were kept in an indoor residential location as well as exterior retrofitted shelters,” the agency stated.
“The responsible decision to surrender the animals came about through transparent conversations with the owner regarding the overall health and safety of the animals, as well as the resources required to continue sheltering and caring for the large volume of cats.”
The cats vary in age and health conditions, and have been examined and given medications and vaccines.
“The new feline tenants had their nails trimmed, ears cleaned and their fur and skin assessed for any problematic areas,” the humane society said.
“They also received a delicious meal of dry and wet food to ease their comfort and provide a calm transition.”
The agency is looking for money to help care for the animals and pay for vaccinations, medicine, food and other costs.
The humane society looks after 215 animals in an average day, so it has had to increase staff and volunteer hours to care for the additional 88 animals.