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Authorities Find 40 Cats In Yaphank Man’s Home

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Robert Barrett (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Robert Barrett (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

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YAPHANK, NY (WCBS 880) – An emergency medical call led authorities to a home with dozens of cats on Long Island.

LISTEN: WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reports

Robert Barrett was irate and screaming after he said his wife fell and broke her hip inside their Yaphank home.

But when authorities arrived, they stayed for hours after finding nearly 40 cats living inside the house.

Barrett says he is a breeder but some of the cats will now likely be removed from his home.

“We show them, we go to cat shows,” he said. “I feed them every day. I spend a great deal of money on cat food and veterinary care.”

The SPCA would not comment but officers with the town said the cats are well fed but some need medical attention.

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