20 cats, owner found living in Virginia Beach storage unit

January 9, 2020 GMT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia animal shelter took in 20 cats after they were found living in a storage unit with their owner who had recently lost her home, the adoption center said in a social media post.

The woman and the felines were found living in a Virginia Beach self-storage unit this week, the city’s Animal Care and Adoption Center said on Tuesday. The city doesn’t have a limit on how many cats residents can own, Animal Control Supervisor Meghan Conti told The Virginian-Pilot.

The adoption center said the cats were “understandably scared,” but are otherwise in good health and didn’t show signs of neglect. They’re being housed together and awaiting adoption into new homes.

The animal shelter didn’t say how long the cats and their owner had been living in the storage unit or what happened with the woman.