March 10, 2014
A Staunton couple is facing charges after police say 44 cats were found living in filthy conditions in their home. The house was so bad it was condemned.
Staunton Police say the couple who lived on 319 Kalorama Street will not be able to return in its present state. The cats were taken away from the house Tuesday.
It all started when the couple put an ad in the paper for 12 kittens. When the buyer arrived at the house, he told a friend that conditions for the animals were horrible.
The friend then called police. Two of the cats are being treated for a variety of infections.
Police say the other 42 are still being evaluated to see if they can be adopted in the future.
The couple has been charged with failure to vaccinate their animals.