Humane Society officials rescued the 118 cats on Tuesday. The stench in the mobile home was so bad they had to call in the fire department to ventilate the home. Police were called after someone complained about the smell.
The couple who lived there, Stanley and Cheryl Saladis, have a history with "hoarding" cats. Prior to this incident, police had to remove 72 cats from their previous residence in Coon Rapids, Minn. That was 2002, and Stanley Saladis was convicted of animal cruelty.
His sentence included a $3,000 fine and an order to not have any dogs or cats during a two-year probation.
A statement released by the Animal Humane Society last week with regards to the 118 cats being euthanized explained:
"They are damaged from their marginalized environment -- both psychologically and physically."The couple was not cited, but were instead referred to social services.
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