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Friday December 14th, 2012

Posted at 2:06pm

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Ouellette Manor Apartments at 920 Ouellette (Google Street View)

The Windsor/ Essex County Humane Society has removed 127 dead kittens and cats kept in a fridge and freezer and have rescued 49 alive animals from an apartment on Ouellette Avenue.

Animal cruelty investigators removed 49 cats today from an apartment at 920 Ouellette Avenue for failure to comply with orders for their care. The Humane Society says orders were issued under the OSPCA Act on December 13th requiring the owner to provide food, water, litter boxes, and a clean area for the cats by this morning at 9am. They say the cats were removed when the orders were not complied with by the deadline.

Approximately 127 dead cats and kittens were removed from the same apartment yesterday. The animals had been held in the refrigerator and freezer, and were surrendered by the owner. The cause of death of those animals is still under investigation.

Humane Society investigators also investigated a second apartment in the same building to check on the well being of animals. At present, the Humane Society says that no orders have been issued regarding those animals.  During that visit, the resident surrendered the remains of 28 dead cats and kittens.  The cause of death of those animals is still under investigation.

The owners of animals in both apartments are cooperating says Melanie Coulter, Executive Director of the Humane Society.

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