Saturday's weird news reports include one about a Walmart woman storing 67 dead cats in her home's kitchen freezer.
Irene Vandyke, 50, an employee of the retail giant, has had a problem with cats in her home for more than two years ago according to the manager of the Animal Shelter of Schoharie.
Kerrie Colin told the Times Union of Albany that she personally tried different approaches to try and help the woman deal with her excess number of feline pets.
She's not a horrible person. She just needs help and counseling," Colin said, adding that she had a hoarder mentality, according to Fox News.
A Vandyke neighbor agrees, notifying the local sheriff's office about the pile up of cat feces, trash and overpowering bad odors in the neighborhood.
An investigation led to the removal of the 67 dead cats found in plastic bags in the kitchen freezer, as well as 99 live cats, all being stored in individual crates stacked one atop the other.
The Walmart employee suffered the loss of her spouse two years ago, who was a cook in several area restaurants prior to untimely death at the age of 47 in December 2010. Vandyke credits that loss, along with her limited financial means with making it hard to continue to take care of her large number of pets.
Schoharie County Sheriff Tony Desmond has compassion for the widow, but he also wants to see justice served, saying he thinks she should be arrested. His concern is what killed the 99 cats that were stored in her freezer, and he plans to get to the bottom of it.
Currently the pet owner is residing with a relative, since her home has been condemned and she must show evidence in two weeks as to why it should be approved for her to reside in it again. Irene Vandyke was not at her Walmart job on Friday, so no comment from her in time for this article's publication was possible.