JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Juneau humane society collected 25 cats from a resident.

The resident called the Gastineau Humane Society on Monday to come get the cats, KTOO Public Media in Juneau reported .

Humane society Executive Director Samantha Blankenship said the house was dirtied with feces. Staff members suited up and took in the cats on Tuesday and Wednesday, she said.

"Cats, even if they're related, will mate with each other and procreate very quickly among even family members," Blankenship said. "It's a good reminder to people that they need to spay and neuter their animals, because it can quickly get out of control."

The humane society will update the cats' vaccinations, spay or neuter them and microchip them. They hope to begin adopting some out next week.

Blankenship said most of the cats seem healthy and friendly.

She said the humane society deals with these kinds of situations once or twice a year, usually involving cats.

Blankenship said she hopes the community will help defray some of the costs, as taking in the animals alone will cost the organization an estimated $10,000.

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Information from: KTOO-FM, http://www.ktoo.org