Friday, April 16, 2010

Apple Valley's largest cat seizure in the past decade

Officials worked for several hours to remove 67 cats from an Apple Valley home Friday morning in what town officials called the largest seizure in the last decade.

Animal Service officers were serving an abatement warrant with the help of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Apple Valley deputies at a home in the 13000 block of Pauhaska Road near Central when they discovered the large number of cats.

The home was covered in cat feces and the animals were running throughout the home, according to witnesses. The smell was evident from the edge of the woman’s property.

Authorities worked for five hours capturing the cats, authorities said.

Most of the animals were dehydrated, malnourished, infected with feline respiratory illnesses and feral. One cat attacked and scratched a deputy..." More