82 live cats, five dead cats removed from Falls Church home

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More than 80 live cats and five dead cats were removed from a Fairfax County, Virginia home on Saturday by Animal Protection Police from Fairfax County after the department received a tip from an investigator with the Department of Code Compliance.

A Facebook post made Monday stated

“Animal Protection Police began an investigation into a hoarding case on Friday, September 16 after receiving a tip from the county’s Department of Code Compliance. The following day, APP officers collected more than 80 cats from a 52-year-old man’s home in the 7200 block of Westmoreland Road, in Falls Church.

The cats were transported to the animal shelter, where a local veterinarian was waiting to examine them. The investigation continues to determine if charges are appropriate.”

The cats range in age from newborns to about seven years old. A total of 82 live cats and five dead cats were removed from the home, with dozens showing signs of illness.

No information is available at this time as to where the cats were taken or when they’ll be available for adoption. All will need to be vetted and determined healthy before going to a forever home.

Follow National Cat Reporter on Facebook for updates on this case or check with the Fairfax Police blog here.

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