Forty-Five Live Cats, Two Dead Cats, and Mounds of Garbage Found in Florida Woman's Townhouse
The scene inside a Greenacres townhouse might have been too extreme even for reality-TV exploitation shows such as Hoarders. After the home's owner was taken to the hospital for health problems, authorities found 45 live cats, two dead cats, and mounds of garbage inside. Officials say it might be the biggest case of animal hoarding in recent Palm Beach County history.
Animal care and control crews arrived to find the ghastly scene. Despite a manicured lawn, the home's interior contained dozens of cats atop large mounds of garbage amid an oppressive stench of cat urine.
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