58-year-old man from Madison Heights was arraigned on animal cruelty charges after more than 60 cats were found inside his home.

He, was charged with one count of animal cruelty to 10 or more animals.

Police were notified about strong odors coming from the home on Hecht Drive and a search warrant was executed right away.

Authorities said the cats were in extremely poor condition, heavily flea infested and using the entire house as a litter box. Several deceased cats and kittens were found in the home.

The Madison Heights Police Department coordinated with the Oakland County Animal Shelter to remove the animals and have each cat checked by a licensed veterinarian. Rescue facilities are still needed that will accept some of these cats.