Cops uncover real-life ‘Animal House’ on Long Island with 47 cats

Posted at 1:11 PM, Apr 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-26 13:11:55-04

Just one of the many images coming out of Long Island on Friday after authorities uncovered a house of horrors where an elderly woman and 47 cats were found living in squalor. (Courtesy: KEITH LOPEZ)

CENTRAL ISLIP (PIX11) — Authorities on Long Island were sifting through a house of horrors on Friday, after uncovering a condemned home full of animals in Central Islip.

The shocking discovery was made in the morning after someone called 911 to report that the elderly resident at the Bayonne Avenue home had fallen ill.

When responding officers arrived to the scene, they found the woman, identified as Rosemary Kobylak, living in squalor amid dozens of cats.

While EMS transported Kobylak to a nearby hospital, officials with Animal Control were busy removing the animals which were said to be as many as 47 cats and 1 dog.

According to reports, the house was condemned over a year ago and had at least a dozen outstanding code violations.

It wasn’t clear if Kobylak would be charged for ignoring to vacate the premises.