Thursday, March 10, 2011

7 people and 110 cats live in 900 square-foot house

Santa Ana, California - Police seized 110 cats and two children from a single residence in Santa Ana leading to two criminal complaints against the residents. Police animal services officers went to the residence after neighbors reported a foul stench. But the occupants were uncooperative, so more police were called to the scene. Once inside, control officers found seven people and the 110 cats living in a 900 square-foot space. Two children, girls ages 7 and 12, were found living in the home with their parents, grandparents and an aunt. The girls were removed from the home and are now living with other family members. Courtney Lynn Howe-Perez, 22, and Sharon Lynn Howe, 64, were allegedly running a nonprofit pet rescue from the home, called Cat Connection Rescue Network Inc., even though proper paperwork had not been filed.  More…

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