November 1, 2014
ST. ANTHONY, Minn. (AP) - Humane Society officials are evaluating 118 cats for possible adoption after they were rescued from a Minnesota mobile home.
Officials say the smell was so bad they had to call in the fire department to ventilate the home, which will likely be condemned.
Armed with nets and wearing protective masks, a rescue crew worked for nearly two hours to gather up the cats yesterday. Police in St. Anthiny were called after someone complained about the smell.
Animal control officers say they removed 72 cats from the couple's previous home in Coon Rapids in 2002.
Humane Society investigator Keith Streff says the couple also had hundreds of dolls in the trailer, some of which were found in the refrigerator.
The couple was not cited, but was referred to social services.
The cats appear to be in good shape.
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