LANSING TWP. (WWJ/AP) – More than half of 99 cats recovered from a Lansing-area home last week have been euthanized.
Officials say 134 cats in total were removed from the home in Lansing Township on June 10. Thirty-five of the cats were dead and about 60 more were euthanized.READ MORE: Wayne County Attorney Sentenced For Embezzling Funds From Deceased Client's Trust
Ingham County Animal Control Director Andrew Seltz says many of the cats recovered alive were in poor health after living in their own waste and being exposed to ammonia.
Seltz says he hopes that some of the cats that survived will be up for adoption by the end of the week at an area shelter.READ MORE: Whitmer Proposes Tax Cuts, More Mental Health Workers During State Of The State Address
A 22-year-old woman was arrested at the home the same day the cats were removed. Seltz says he plans to recommend criminal charges.
Animal control officers went to the home after getting a complaint about possible animal cruelty. Reports say a horrid smell emanating from the house is what led neighbors to complain.MORE NEWS: Blackhawks Outlast Red Wings 8-5
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