60 cats taken from home where owner was trying to run rescue

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Posted: Oct 17, 2015 3:43 PM

WOLCOTT, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say they seized 60 cats and a pair of dogs from a Connecticut home in an apparent animal hoarding case in which the homeowner was trying to run a cat rescue.

WTNH-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1LsqMpW ) that police found the animals in Wolcott Friday.

Sgt. Patrick Malloy says authorities received complaints from neighbors about an odor coming from the residence and bags of garbage containing cat feces that littered the property. He says the inside is "unlivable."

Police say the owner was trying to run a cat rescue and may face animal cruelty charges. Several cats were underweight and dehydrated. All of the animals are being checked out.

One cat was found dead in a freezer, but officers believe it was euthanized and didn't die from the conditions in the house.

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Information from: WTNH-TV, http://www.wtnh.com