She surrendered more than 45 cats to animal control officers, but it was more than they could take.
Deborah Fox with Cat Angels Pet Adoption -a non-profit cat rescue group- offered to take 25 of the 45 cats.
"There was a sea of blue eyes and little brown faces," Fox said. "I said I see you have 45, I can't take 45, but I can help out a little bit."
The cats have fleas and some intestinal worms, but Fox said the cats are in good condition.
"Remarkably well adjusted, obviously loved by somebody and immanently adoptable, they're very adoptable," she said. "They're beautiful animals; they're sweet and well socialized."
She credits the owner for giving them over and hopes they'll find good homes.
Cary police said no charges will be filed. The owner apparently tried to contact other animal rescue groups in the past, but they were too overwhelmed with other pets to take the cats in.
The cats will be available for adoption in the next few weeks.
Anyone interested in adoption should contact Deborah Fox of Cat Angels Pet Adoptions at (919) 463-9586 or at 102F Woodwinds Industrial Court in Cary from noon till 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
You can also e-mail her at CatAngels@gmail.com.
In the meantime, Fox is in need of donations to help pay for the animals to be spayed and neutered.