WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A couple has been sentenced to three years' probation after 178 cats were removed earlier this year from a suburban Detroit home.
The animals were found in April after an Oakland County animal control officer went to a home in West Bloomfield Township to perform a welfare check on cats there.
Many of the cats that were removed from the house had health issues including upper respiratory infections, fleas, skin infections, ear mites and malnutrition.
At least 60 of the cats had to be euthanized because of severe illness or aggression.
Information from: WJBK-TV, http://www.fox2detroit.com