Brooklyn Couple Charged With Hoarding Cats

NEW YORK (AP) — A grand jury has charged a Brooklyn couple with hoarding almost 100 neglected cats in a filthy, rotting loft.

Investigators say that when they found the animals, some were missing eyes and teeth. Others were dehydrated and infested with fleas.

The loft stank of decomposing cat corpses. A handyman who had been inside told the Daily News that the whole block “smelled like a litter box.”

Michael and Hazel Fiore were charged Friday under a state animal hoarding law.

Michael Fiore also faces felony animal cruelty charges.


(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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