Officials Find 124 Cats, Half Dead, In Ohio Home

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) - Officials say they discovered 124 cats, more than half of them dead, amid unsanitary conditions at a western Ohio home.

The Clark County Humane Society says it made the discovery Thursday at a house in Springfield. Officials say the dead cats numbered more than 70, and most were in trash bags in the garage.

Neighbors say they've been complaining for years. The woman next door says the smell was "horrendous," so bad she couldn't open her windows or sit outside.

County Health Commissioner Charles Patterson says the home's plumbing didn't work, and it was scattered with animal feces.

The animals were removed, and the two residents were given 24 hours to clean up or face eviction. No charges have been filed.