By CBSBoston.com Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — The Animal Rescue League of Boston has taken dozens of cats that needed to be rescued from a South Shore home. The ARL said a woman called asking for help because she had too many cats to deal with.

At first, 56 cats were surrendered. A week later, crews returned to collect the rest, taking in 67 cats in all.

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“On the day the cats were removed, the caregiver helped tremendously – they were able to get the cats into a line with food and then simply placed them into the carriers. This made the process quicker, and certainly helped limit the stress for both the animals and caretaker,” said a statement from the ARL.

Most of the cats were healthy.

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One cat was returned to the woman.

“Sometimes with these situations overcrowding can happen, especially if a person doesn’t have the availability to get their cats spayed and neutered. They can multiply at a rate that can become a little hard to control for people,” explained ARL Control Officer Paul Luongo.

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The ARL said it is willing and able to help anyone who feels overwhelmed and unable to properly care for their animals.

CBSBoston.com Staff