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Animal control takes about 40 cats from Spanaway home, took more than 120 from same woman in 2009

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on June 29, 2012 at 4:52 pm with 4 Comments »
June 29, 2012 4:52 pm

Animal control says it confiscated about 40 cats earlier this month from a Spanaway home that it took more than 120 cats from in 2009.

Officials rounded up most of the cats June 13 and set live traps that captured several more the following week, said animal control supervisor Brian Boman. He described the animals as wild.

Animal control responded after receiving a complaint about many cats coming and going from the house.

The woman who owned the animals will not be prosecuted, because the cats were all healthy. Prosecuting for animal cruelty requires that the animals have been in pain and suffering, Boman said.

He added that animal control will continue to monitor the house.

The cats were taken to the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County.

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  1. Any person living in a home with that many animals could have lost their sense of smell.Either that or they probably bought kitty litter by the ton.

  2. tree_guy says:

    Probably when she has houseguests they don’t overstay their welcome. Just a guess.

  3. Earth_watch says:

    What was gained by removing cats from an environment in which they were being kept healthy? I’m not an advocate for domesticated animals running wild, but was putting them into the shelter (where they’ll be killed – – wild cats are not adopted out) really the only alternative?

  4. JimDaMan says:

    I’d like to know the address – so I can leave all of the neighborhood stray cats there…

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