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Extreme animal hoarding case discovered in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev. --- Inspectors were called to a home in Las Vegas for an animal rescue which ended up turning into a hoarding investigation.


At the home they found 112 cats and one dog.


There was no running water or air conditioner in the home and officials said the fumes from the animal feces in the home were unbearable.


Police hospitalized a 47-year-old woman who was found to be living in those conditions.


The cats are now in recovery at the Animal Foundation, but space is limited and people are worried that the animals will have to be put down. 


"We look for positive outcomes whenever we can through adoption, return to owner, and then placement with rescue partners and fosters. Those are the ideal outcomes. Another outcome can be euthanasia and that's why we want to mitigate that as much as possible by creating space for the current intakes that are coming in," said Andy Bischel, Director of Development for the Animal Foundation.


Charges are now pending against the owner while the fate of the animals is still unclear.

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