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Deputies find Southern California home filled with cats

July 2, 2019

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities making a welfare check at a Southern California home discovered it was filled with cats.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department says deputies arriving at the residence in Moreno Valley on Monday smelled a foul odor and thought there might be a dead person inside.

Instead, they found approximately 100 cats and two dogs, which were removed by animal control authorities.

Eighteen of the cats were either deceased or had to be euthanized.

A 44-year-old woman was arrested for investigation of animal cruelty.

A Sheriff’s Department statement says the matter remains under investigation.

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