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Wis. Home Gets Condemned, 40 Cats Removed

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(credit: CBS)

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – Forty cats and an array of other pets have been seized from a Sheboygan home that was condemned this week for unsanitary conditions.

Police responded to the home Thursday afternoon after someone called to complain about the conditions. Officers ended up seizing all 40 cats, along with six dogs, four parrots and a finch.

City housing inspector Dean Hesselink says he ordered the home condemned due to lack of sanitation. The residents will be allowed in during the day to clean up but can’t stay overnight.

Hesselink says the owners were probably hoarders who never threw anything away.

No arrests have been made. However, police are investigating potential animal-neglect charges.

A Sheboygan Press report says the animals were taken to the Sheboygan County Humane Society and other locations.

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