Dozens of cats rescued from Glen Cove home

GLEN COVE - Police say they rescued nearly 70 cats and three ferrets today that were living in appalling conditions inside a Glen Cove home. Detectives say they received a complaint from the landlord of a home on Elm Avenue, saying that there were terrible smells emanating from the second-floor apartment of his tenant, 56-year-old Betty Bjorkman. Animal rescue crews who arrived on the scene say it was the worst case of animal hoarding they've seen in a long time.Police say the apartment was covered in garbage, and one could smell feces and urine from the street.The fire department came in and aired out the apartment with fans. Investigators tried going in, but were gagging because of the smell. Bjorkman was arrested and charged with 42 counts of animal cruelty.The rescued cats will be spayed, neutered and checked out by vets.If you would like to adopt the cats rescued from a house in Glen Cove, they will be available this weekend at the Glen Cove Animal Lovers League and Shelter located at 40 Shore Road in Glen Cove open 7 days a week from 12 to 4 p.m.Animal Lovers League516-676-5913

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