Tips from concerned neighbors resulted in more than 70 cats being rescued from an unoccupied home in Sterling, Colorado on Wednesday. 

On May 24, the Logan County Humane Society and Sterling Police issued a warrant to search the property, at which point, they found an overwhelming amount of cats that were being hoarded inside. So far, the agencies have taken 72 felines of various ages from the home, but say that this is not the final total. Although the Logan County Humane Society has remained on-scene to help with the cats, they cannot take all of them back to the shelter with them, so the Colorado Humane Society and the Denver Dumb Friends League will also be assisting with nursing them back to health. It's likely that many of these cats will eventually be transferred to Front Range animal shelters too. There will be legal action taken against the homeowner, however it is unclear what that will be at this time.