WARNING: If you have a weak stomach, this video might be a bit difficult to get through.
On an episode of Hoarding: Buried Alive, Cincinnati, Ohio resident John and his son Joe opened the doors to their cluttered home to the cameras, and the scene was absolutely horrific.
While looking through the basement, investigators couldn't help but notice 12 crying cats who were being kept in crates and essentially being forced to live in their own filth.
Despite the poor conditions, John seemed totally oblivious to the distress he was causing to the animals and assured them he was just about to clean their cages.
Luckily, the SPCA made their way to the scene to rescue the kitties, and hopefully they'll help them find a home where they'll be properly taken care of.
Ch-ch-check out the disturbing scene (above)!
And, in the meantime, if you suspect an animal hoarder in your neighborhood or someone close to you, please CLICK HERE and HERE to find out how you can help!
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