Charges still pending in cat hoarding case

By: Julie Snyder | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published April 5, 2019


MOUNT CLEMENS — A case of cat hoarding in Mount Clemens is still being investigated, and whether or not the woman involved will face charges was unknown at press time, according to local law enforcement.

During the afternoon of March 28, Macomb County Animal Control was called to a home on Roseview Boulevard after nearly 100 cats and kittens were discovered inside. The discovery was made during what authorities said was an eviction process.

The female resident, described as in her 60s, had resided in the home since November 2017.

Officials said many of the cats were pregnant, needed medical attention, and most were malnourished. All 88 cats in total were taken by Macomb County Animal Control. Also found in the home were one small dog and a fish.

Mount Clemens city ordinance allows no more than four cats per household.

Sgt. Renee Yax, with the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, said on April 2 that officials were still working on getting all information about the case from Macomb County Animal Control to submit to the Prosecutor’s Office for charges.