Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Nearly 200 Cats Found At Cecil Co. Home

Cecil County officials have declared a Chesapeake City home uninhabitable after nearly 200 cats were found inside, including dozens of dead animals stored in freezers.

Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Bernard Chiominto says deputies, animal control officers and the Cecil County SPCA found cats roaming freely and cats in cages at the home in the 900-block of Town Point Road on Friday. He says upstairs there were as many as 15 to 20 cats per room and indications that some of the animals are ill.

Chiominto says there was plenty of food and water for the cats and several litter boxes in each room. He says the homeowner claims she rescued the animals, but did not explain why she was keeping dozens of dead animals in two freezers.

Chiominto says the county office of permits and inspections declared the house uninhabitable..."  More

Cecil County Woman Will Keep House Full Of Cats For Now (video)