Humane officers say a Pennsylvania homeowner marketed and tried to sell "gothic kittens" with ear, neck and tail piercings over the Internet.
Officers with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals removed three kittens and a cat Wednesday from a home in Ross Township, just outside of outside Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
An investigation into the pierced kittens started about a week ago when a man from another state saw "gothic kittens" being sold on eBay, a SPCA official in Luzerne County told The Times Leader.
The man called the number listed on the Internet ad and visited the home, where he saw the kittens, Officer Carol Morrison told The Times Leader.
“It’s unbelievable anybody would do this to kittens," Morrison told the newspaper.
While at the home, police also found a dog with pierced ears, the Times Leader reported.
Charges are likely against the homeowner, whose name was not released, Morrison said.
Morrison said the homeowner has a pet grooming business in the basement of the home.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.