NBC NEWS — Officials made a disturbing discovery over the weekend in Orangeburg, South Carolina in a mobile home park.
Sheriff’s deputies and animal control found more than 150 abandoned cats in a home.
Joe Armstrong lives two doors down from where the cats were found.
"My godson said there was a very rank odor coming from the home, so I walked over and you could smell the feces-the odor is really bad you couldn't get 10 or 15 feet from it when you smelt it," said Armstrong.
Armstrong says that's when he called the manager of their mobile home park and then the manager called the sheriff's department.
Armstrong says the sheriff’s deputies and animal control worked for almost five hours to round up more than 150 cats alive and nine dead.
Officials say a couple lived in the home and charges are pending.
Armstrong says he knew those neighbors had cats, but had no idea it was that many.
As an animal lover who takes in rescues himself, Armstrong says this whole incident breaks his heart and is hoping people will give the cats a good home in time for Christmas.