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An animal charity is desperately seeking new homes for 110 cats after they were kicked out of their flat with their owner.
It was initially thought there were 96 animals in the 1000sq ft apartment but officials were stunned when the tally rose even further.
The massive brood grew after the young male owner bought just one pair of cats several years ago.
Now the Spama Safor shelter in Valencia, Spain is hoping locals can step up to help the animals in their hour of need – even if it is only fostering them temporarily.
The organisation, in the south-eastern seaside town of Gandia, has begged residents to help them “at least until they are vaccinated or sterilised”.
Salvadora Tormas, who works at the shelter, told AFP: “Apparently the owner took in a pair of cats three years ago and they have been procreating ever since."
The charity is overwhelmed by the crisis because it already houses around 200 cats and simply does not have space for any more.
Salvadora said shelter workers collected 48 of the cats on Friday. They were and were going to get the rest later on Saturday with the help of the owner.
She added: “It’s a disaster. Someone should have helped this guy.”
They had been tipped off by the local authority but had received no help to rescue the animals, she added.
Volunteers are now calling in favours from other animal charities to help with the situation.
They are "working around the clock" to ensure all the cats are dewormed and sterilised to stop any more kittens being born.
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Meanwhile an impossibly cute kitten adopted from an animal shelter has become an internet hit over its adorable routine of hugging his owner.
In a clip that has already received more than 80,000 upvotes in a matter of hours, the three-week-old cat crawls up his owner's jumper.
He then finds his way into the hood and squeezes next to his neck.
And a dog lover who went to pick up a pooch from an animal shelter had his heart stolen by a kitten instead.
The adorable feline was named Paw-varotti thanks to his loud meows as he waited in his cage for someone to finally take him home.
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