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52 cats taken from Elkhart woman's home


52 cats and one dog were removed from the home of a 76 year old Elkhart woman Tuesday by Elkhart Police Department's animal control officer and Humane Society workers.

Elkhart Humane Society Assistant Director Rachel Dennis says the cats and dog are all in poor health, suffering from respiratory problems, matted eyes and infested with insects. 

Adult Protective Services was called to assist the 76 year old woman who was living in the feces covered trailer.  The woman is now living with a family member.

Elkhart Police say a maintenance worker at Four Season Trailer Park flagged down an animal control officer of the Elkhart Police department Tuesday morning.  Police say that worker told the officer of a cat problem.

When officers went into the home, police say they found conditions described as horrendous and unsafe for anyone to live in. 

As many as 10 to 15 cats may still be hiding in the trailer.

The Humane Society says it is taking care of the animals at its shelter, but needs towels and cat food to help the process.

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