Humane Society takes 161 cats from Lake County pet sanctuary

CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The Lake Humane Society removed 161 living cats and nearly 50 dead cats from a Concord Township pet sanctuary that has had legal troubles in the past.

The Humane Society used a search warrant on Friday at Caroline’s Kids Pet Rescue & Sanctuary at the corner of Morley and Hoose roads, according to a news release from the Humane Society. Officials said they were responding to a complaint from a resident who was concerned about the conditions in the shelter.

An agent with the Humane Society and a veterinarian reportedly found unsanitary conditions in the pet sanctuary, saying most of the cats were in critical condition. Forty-nine dead cats were removed from the house and 161 were taken to the Humane Society for treatment for medical conditions such as upper respiratory infections, panleukopenia, stomatitis, flea infestation and ringworm.

Painesville Municipal Court has ordered that the

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