Authorities removed 67 dead cats and 99 cats that were alive from a home outside of Albany, New York. According to the My Fox8.com on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, the dead cats were stored in a freezer and the live cats were in crates that were stacked from floor to ceiling.
It was the stench that prompted a neighbor to call the authorities, who came in and removed both the dead and living cats from this house filled with filth in upstate New York. Authorities report that they found the dead cats wrapped in plastic bags in the freezer in this Wright, New York house.
A call came into the police department complaining about the strong odor of cat urine and feces. The owner of the cats is 50-year-old Irene Vandyke, who is an office worker at an area Walmart store. Authorities are weighing the possibility of filing charges against the woman for the deplorable conditions the deputies found after entering the house.
According to the Denver Post, all the cats were removed from the home and brought to the local animal shelter. The manager of the animal shelter was aware of this woman because she had tried to help her in the past. The woman had, "a hoarder mentality," according to the manager of the shelter and the offer of help was to no avail.