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112 Cats Removed From Las Vegas Home

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Animal control workers in North Las Vegas removed 112 cats from a residence last week.

Building inspectors arrived at the house July 24 to look into a concern about public safety regarding a “foul smell and lots of cats.”

According to KNTV, officials found dozens of cats and a dog inside a 47-year-old woman's home, living in "horrible conditions," with no air conditioning.

The inside of the house was reportedly covered in feces and urine, and the stench was overpowering. According to Fox Las Vegas, the reason there was no air conditioning at the house was because the house smelled so badly that repairmen refused to approach it.

The woman living there said she intended to get the animals spayed and neutered, but that things had escalated beyond her control.

"I never meant to keep that many cats," the woman said, according to KNTV. "I did the best I could, but my goal was to have them adopted out and keep a couple for myself."

The resident, who was not identified, received a citation for animal cruelty. The house was deemed unfit for occupancy.

The Las Vegas Sun notes:

Under most circumstances, North Las Vegas city code prohibits more than three dogs, three cats, and three ferrets over the age of 3 months at any residence.

It took animal control workers 8 hours to clear the home of cats. In the process, two workers became overwhelmed by the foul odor and 110 degree heat, and received medical treatment at the scene.

Neighbors told Fox Las Vegas that the smell gets worse whenever it rains.

"With 110 [sic] cats, it had to be oozing through the walls," neighbor Michael Barker told the station. "I'm shocked. It's pretty disgusting."

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