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More than 50 cats in SPCA care following West Seneca raid

SPCA Serving Erie County

More than 50 cats are in the care of the SPCA Serving Erie County, following a raid on a West Seneca shelter late Monday afternoon.

Animal cruelty investigators, veterinarians, and rescue team members found the animals at “Bob The Cat Animal Rescue” on Creekview Drive in West Seneca, after receiving complaints of several cats not being cared for.

More than 50 cats were transported to the SPCA's infirmary on Ensminger Road in Tonawanda. Upon preliminary examinations, some of the cats are suffering from severe upper respiratory infections, ringworm, conjunctivitis, and worse.

More details on the cats' conditions will be available after the animals receive thorough examinations throughout this week. The animals will be housed and cared for at the SPCA's Tonawanda shelter.

It is not the first time the SPCA has visited the home of organization owner Donna Canorro. The SPCA's experiences with her date as far back as November of 2004, and officers have made several visits to her during almost every one of the past 11 years, resulting in the SPCA administering some kind of care to more than 500 of Canorro's cats.

Charges against Canorro are pending.