Two Chisholm residents who surrendered dozens of cats due to failing to provide sanitary living conditions have been prohibited from owning animals for life.

An SPCA officer with the District Health Unit found 13 cats locked inside a camper trailer on a Chisholm couple’s property last August and that was just the beginning.

Ammonia levels from cat urine were overpowering within the trailer and every surface was covered in feces.

A return visit in September found 11 more cats in distress. The cats were infested with fleas and suffering from upper respiratory infections, dental disease, roundworms and ear infections.

The two pled guilty to four counts each of animal cruelty and have been sentenced to a lifetime prohibition from owning animals.