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1 Man + 1 Motor Home + 96 Cats = Animal Cruelty Bust

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It always starts with a suspicious smell: A 57-year-old Panorama City man was served with an animal hoarding search warrant by the Los Angeles City Animal Cruelty Task Force (ACTF) after a neighbor came forward to authorities about a troubling odor, and seeing cats enter--but not leave--the premises.The man, whose name has not been released, was keeping at least 96 cats in his motor home, which is located in the 8900 block of Noble Avenue. The ACTF impounded 96 felines, including many who were ill and suffering from respiratory ailments, mouth and facial abscesses, and untreated ear mites resulting in ear deformity. The remains of numerous cats and kittens were found wrapped and stored inside the home's freezer.

The Los Angeles City Attorney is working to determine what action may be taken against the cat hoarder.

Previously, in Pasadena: Hoarder Kept 240 Cats in Filthy Storage Structure