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35 criminal charges in Wyoming cat hoarding case

Submitted by rebecca on September 2, 2010 – 9:23 amNo Comment


     
     POWELL, Wyo. (AP) – Three residents of a rural Powell home where
157 cats were seized last week have been charged with a combined 35
misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.
     The Powell Tribune reports that 17 of the cats were in ill
health, including fevers, thinness, scabs, sores, ringworm and
tumors.
     The three residents are scheduled to appear in circuit court in
Powell on Friday.
     In court papers filed in the case, police say much of the home
was caked with what appeared to be cat feces and cat fur.
     Most of the seized cats have been taken elsewhere for adopting
out, with 101 of them being taken to shelters in Cheyenne, Denver
and Fort Collins, Colo. Some of the cats were euthanized.
     —
     Information from: Powell Tribune – Powell

     
     (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)
    
 AP-NY-09-03-10 0430EDT

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