LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Animal control officers spent the day Wednesday removing more than 100 cats from a Lansing home.
As of Thursday morning, 99 cats are alive and about 22-30 are dead. Of those 99, 20 are in rough shape and officials say they are not sure whether the sick cats will survive.
The home is located in the 1700 block of Autumn Lane, near Groesbeck. Officials say the cats were living in extremely unsanitary conditions.
The woman who lives in the home was taken into custody on unrelated charges.
Prosecutors are planning on pressing animal cruelty charges, but are unsure at this time of the magnitude or exact charges.
If you or someone you know is looking for a new furry friend, you can help by adopting a cat this weekend. A 30-hour adoption event is taking place at Potter Park. The adoptions begin at 1 p.m. Friday, June 12 and run through the night until 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 13. Dog adoption fees will be $30 or less and cats $10 or less. Cats removed from the home will not be available for adoption at the event. By adopting a cat, you can help the Ingham County Animal Shelter clear out some space, as they are already at capacity.
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Donations of cat food, litter, towels, toys, other cat accessories or money can be made here: https://www.donateingham.org/icac/