110 cats, 7 humans in non-IKEA furnished home

Seven people living in a 900-square-feet home is a formula for disaster that even IKEA can’t help solve.

Kittens in the small home were forced to share tight sleeping quarters.

Kittens in the small home were forced to share tight sleeping quarters.

Toss in 110 cats and it definitely smells like trouble. In fact, the stench was so bad neighbors called police to the Santa Ana, Calif., home, according to TV station KTLA.

Authorities called to the scene seized the animals — 20 of which had to be euthanized — along with two children.

Animal services officers wore HAZMAT suits and use respirators while collecting the animals. Feces and urine covered the walls and furniture.

Courtney Lynn Howe-Perez, 22, and Sharon Lynn Howe, 64, were allegedly running a nonprofit pet rescue from the home, called Cat Connection Rescue Network Inc., even though proper paperwork had not been filed, according to the article.

7 comments Add your comment

boogieman

March 10th, 2011
6:25 pm

Too bad for the children…

Sandra

March 11th, 2011
8:59 am

I’m with you boogieman- did the kids get euthanized?

Morris

March 11th, 2011
10:18 am

This is what happens when pet owners don’t spay and neuter. Probably not one of those 110 cats had been “fixed”. It is beyond tragic that some paid with their lives because of the stupidity of humans.

Kat

March 15th, 2011
3:58 pm

This is truly sad. People that take in these animals think that they are “rescuing” them, when all they are doing is keeping them from a potentially better life with another family. They had the best chance at being adopted when they were kittens. Kids probably had a better chance elsewhere too!

Barbara Schatt

March 15th, 2011
4:23 pm

Oh, Oh,

Authorities called to the scene seized the animals — 20 of which had to be euthanized — along with two children.

Why did they euthanize the two children? Except for Florida with George Greer and Michal Shiavo present I thought euthanasia was illegal?

me

March 16th, 2011
8:31 am

My heart breaks for the animals that had to be euthanized, and for the children, and I hope the rest of these cats find a safe loving home.

Delivery Man

March 16th, 2011
9:46 am

i know how the neighbors feel.i lived next door to a ” cat lady”. the smell coming from that house was and is horrible. there was a privacy fence separating our backyards and when it rains you can see the amonia from the cat pee coming down the fence. they would leave cat food at the abandoned houses.the people that live there STINK real bad too. anytime you can stink up a public transit bus is bad. i put mothballs and hot sauce around my house. they had roaches and we started to get them but i called an exterminator. ooo weee that house stunk!!