Kansas City woman arrested in 4th case of cat hoarding
04/09/2013 7:35 AM
04/09/2013 10:36 AM
A Kansas City woman with a history of hoarding animals has been arrested again.
Police say Delores Metcalf faces 32 new municipal charges, including living in an unsafe dwelling, abuse and neglect. It’s the fourth time she has been arrested for hoarding.
The city removed 14 cats and a dog from Metcalf’s home on Monday. Police say most of the animals are in fair condition, although one dead dog was found at the house. Authorities had previously condemned Metcalf’s home.
Tori Fugate, marketing manager for by the KC Pet Project animal shelter, estimated Metcalf has taken care of at least 600 cats in recent years.
Kansas City code allows residents to have up to four dogs, cats or ferrets in their homes.
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