2009-08-27 / Features

45 Cats Seized During Raid At Oregon Woman's Home

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A 51-year-old woman has been charged with animal neglect after authorities seized 45 cats from her home in Albany.

Sheriff Tim Mueller says deputies and the SafeHaven Humane Society raided the home of Jean Primrose on Saturday and found unsanitary conditions and a large number of cats that needed immediate medical care.

He says officials found cat urine and feces on furniture, walls, clothing and on Primrose and her two elderly parents who also live there. A number of cats was suffering from urine scalding, ear and eye infections, malnourishment and dehydration.

Primrose has been charged with 45 counts of second-degree animal neglect and has been released from custody.

The cats have been taken for medical care and adoption placement.

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