News

Wis. Home Gets Condemned, 40 Cats Removed

View Comments
(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. More Holiday Photos From 'WCCO This Morning' Viewers
  2. 4 Things To Know For Dec. 19, 2014
  3. Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir Performs Live
  4. WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Place To See Santa In MN
  5. Stephen Colbert Signs Off From His 'Report'

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.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,380 other followers