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October 1, 2014

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Police: Woman with 112 cats cited with misdemeanor animal cruelty

A North Las Vegas woman who had 112 cats and a dog removed from her home on Thursday has been cited with a misdemeanor count of animal cruelty, according to North Las Vegas Police.

Officers said the woman, 47, was living in “horrible conditions” with no air conditioning, police said. Her name was not immediately available.

Animal control personnel worked for almost eight hours to remove the animals after receiving a complaint that the woman had been keeping feral cats.

The animals were taken to a shelter to be evaluated, and it is unclear what will happen to them next, police said.

The incident is still under investigation.​

During the removal operation, which took about eight hours in temperatures that reached 110 degrees, three animal control officers were taken to a hospital for heat exhaustion, police spokeswoman Chrissie Coon said last week. They were released the same day.

Under most circumstances, North Las Vegas city code prohibits more than three dogs, three cats, and three ferrets over the age of 3 months at any residence.

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