updated 10/6/2008 5:33:42 PM ET 2008-10-06T21:33:42

A Glenwood Springs animal shelter was trying to find homes for 86 cats rescued from a two-bedroom condominium. The Colorado Animal Rescue Shelter received the cats on Wednesday. Since then, workers have been scrambling to accommodate the animals at area shelters and homes.

Executive director Leslie Rockey said many appear to be healthy but in need of a bath.

Garfield County sheriff's spokeswoman Tanny McGinnis said the cats were strays taken in by a woman. The woman called for help, saying she couldn't take care of the cats while moving from her Battlement Mesa condo.

The woman's name was not released because no charges were filed.

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