ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Police officers answering a call of alleged animal abuse found three cats all in poor condition on Wednesday evening. 

According to police officials, on May 1, at 11:10 p.m., Officer Angelo Marino was dispatched to the area of West Colfax Ave. on a report of alleged animal abuse and/or neglect.

Officials said upon the officers’ arrival, a resident directed him to a grassy area fronting the main parking lot of Colfax Manor apartments. Three cats were found by the resident that appeared to be abandoned and in poor health. Two of the cats were found to be left in a pet carrier, with limited access to food and water. The third cat appeared to be blind and was found outside of a black garbage bag containing feces.

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Police said all of the cats have been removed by Animal Control Officer Alex Balaban and will be seen by a veterinarian for examination and care.

Police Chief Daniel J. McCaffery is asking for anyone with information or who may have witnessed the cats being dropped off, to contact the Roselle Park Police Department at 908-245-2300 or Detective Greg Polakoski at 908-245-8104.

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