More Than 100 Cats Seized From House
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Police, animal control and animal shelter employees seized more than 100 cats from a trailer house in northwestern Great Falls.
Officers checked on the cats after receiving a complaint on Friday, but believed they were in good health so they were not removed.
Sgt. Bryan Slavik says an investigation began and a search warrant was obtained Tuesday because the woman was not at home caring for the cats.
Neighbors complained about the smell and those helping remove the cats described the conditions inside the house as deplorable.
Lt. Jack Allen says the woman faces a public nuisance charge. Animal control will decide if she should be cited for violating city animal ordinances.
Great Falls Animal Shelter director Jamie Bennett says some of the cats were malnourished and had ear mites, but most were calm.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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