A lone cat was seen wandering outside a South Austin apartment Friday. Neighbors say the cat was left behind by police last week during an animal seizure. The sight does not begin to tell what they found inside of apartment. In addition to 52 cats, police say they found 26 cats dead, most stored inside an unplugged refrigerator.
“There was quite a surprise to find not just that many cats inside of an apartment, but that many deceased cats in a location,” Sgt. Stephen Fleming with Austin Police Department’s Animal Cruelty Unit says.
Neighbor Tanner Moehle says he and a neighbor had complained about the odor and influx of cats.
“Nobody had any idea. Nobody had any clue there were that many in there,” Moehle says. “It's just unbelievable. I mean, we thought that she had three, and we were concerned about that. We didn't want that many cats in an apartment. I mean, they were just sick. There was one where its nose was just completely falling off, just skin defects and just gross, yeah. It's a health hazard.” .." More