Animal Control officers were called to the 2200 block of Southgate Square on Sunday when a neighbor called about a strong odor.
Police said an investigation discovered more than 30 cats and two dogs at the townhouse.
The investigation is continuing. The animals were taken to Pender Veterinary Centre for evaluation, police spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell said.
“One of the cats, ‘Mr. Toes,’ scratched an employee while being captured,” she said. “No other injuries were reported.”