Animal control and police in Maryland remove 51 cats from home, 8 deceased

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GLEN BURNIE, MDOn Monday, both the Anne Arundel County Animal Control and the Anne Arundel County Police Department received calls from a landlord expressing concerns about the well-being of their tenant and the animals located in their rental property located on Westphalia Court in Glen Burnie.

Animal Control and the Police Department responded to the residence and witnessed deplorable conditions inside the home. The tenant denied access to the residence to both Animal Control and Police Department which resulted in a Search and Seizure Warrant being obtained, and executed on Tuesday, April 13, 2016.

During the investigation Animal Control removed 51 live cats/kittens from the home and 8 deceased cats/kittens. A veterinarian briefly observed the cats/kittens at Animal Control, most (if not all) of the cats/kittens are suffering from a variety of ailments, including but not limited to, upper respiratory infections, malnutrition and dehydration.  The cats/kittens are not currently available for adoption and are currently under protective custody with Anne Arundel County.

The investigation is on-going, stay with DCW50 for the latest.