HARRIS, Minn. — Forty-seven cats were rescued from a auto that was parked in sweltering warmth at a southeastern Minnesota relaxation area, authorities said Wednesday.

The cats identified Tuesday have been residing in the car or truck with their operator who a short while ago became homeless and did not want to depart the animals behind, according to Animal Humane Culture investigator Ashley Pudas.

“Unfortunately, with the heat yesterday he regarded that it was over and further than what he was able of at this time. And he enable us enable them out,” she reported, noting that the proprietor had not remaining the cats on your own.

The owner had been dwelling with cats in the auto “for some time,” the Animal Humane Society stated. Irrespective of the warmth and unsanitary problems, most of the cats had only slight professional medical problems.

The relaxation quit was on Interstate 35 close to Harris, about 50 miles (80.5 kilometers) north of Minneapolis. Temperatures in the space climbed more than 90 degrees (32 degrees Celsius) on Tuesday.

The cats vary in age from significantly less than a yr to a lot more than 12 several years previous. They will finally be sterilized and created offered for adoption, authorities stated.

The operator experienced previously given up 14 of the cats that experienced been dwelling in the motor vehicle. They were taken by a local rescue group.