By Ezra Romero
More than 150 cats were found at a Madera County ranch home after the owner died last week.
Now, animal control officers are trying to find homes for the animals.
When deputies arrived at a home on the 1100 block of Highway 41, they found the 58-year-old man lying in the backyard, said Kirsten Gross, Madera County's animal control director.
Deputies were unable to immediately get to him, though, because a pit bull was guarding his body.
Animal control personnel were called in to assist, sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart said, and they found 161 animals: 7 dogs and 154 cats..." More