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Virginia Police Remove 246 Cats And One Dog From Two Homes (115 more found dead)
Yahoo News ^ | 7/11/05

Posted on 07/11/2005 8:50:46 PM PDT by Libloather

Va. Police Remove 246 Cats From Two Homes
Mon Jul 11, 6:20 PM ET

FAIRFAX, Va. - Animal control officers have removed 187 cats from a house in Mount Vernon and 59 cats and one dog from a home in Falls Church, authorities said Monday.

In the Mount Vernon case, police went to a home on Ludgate Drive, Friday, to find Ruth Knueven, 82, living inside with 187 cats. Officers said the dead bodies of 86 more were left in trash bins outside.

Most of the surviving cats were sent to an animal shelter, but animal control officers said they have to go back and get some cats that are still living in the walls and chimney.

In another case, officers found 59 cats and a dog at a house on Hillsborough Drive in Falls Church on June 27. The bodies of 29 dead cats were also found on the property where authorities said Jane Baldinger, 58, lived. Animal control officials took the surviving cats and dog into their custody.

In both cases, neighbors complained of foul stenches surrounding the buildings.

Both women have been charged with failure to care for animals. Both homes have been condemned and officials were helping the women find temporary housing.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 115; 246; animals; casts; cats; dead; doggieping; dogs; fairfaxcounty; found; homes; kittyping; more; pets; police; remove; virginia
...neighbors complained of foul stenches surrounding the buildings.

Ya think? Having one cat is MORE than enough. How that poor dog made it without having a nervous breakdown, I'll never know...

1 posted on 07/11/2005 8:50:47 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Guess they weren't really dog people.


2 posted on 07/11/2005 8:53:50 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: HairOfTheDog; Slings and Arrows

Sad doggie and kitty ping.


3 posted on 07/11/2005 8:55:52 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: Libloather

That's a lot of...


4 posted on 07/11/2005 8:56:05 PM PDT by satchmodog9 (Murder and weather are our only news)
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To: Libloather
Virginia Police Remove 246 Cats And One Dog From Two Homes (115 more found dead)

That dog must feel like it's D-Day for him. Liberation!

5 posted on 07/11/2005 8:57:13 PM PDT by Petronski (BRABANTIO: Thou art a villain! ---- IAGO: You are--a senator.)
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To: Libloather

Man, that's no environment to keep a dog in.


6 posted on 07/11/2005 8:57:23 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Libloather

How awful. I wonder what's going to happen with the cats and the dog they rescued. I hope they will find people to adopt them, but they need a lot of people...


7 posted on 07/11/2005 8:58:58 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: Billthedrill

I don't think the cats were having a picnic there, either.


8 posted on 07/11/2005 8:59:49 PM PDT by Goodgirlinred ( GoodGirlInRed Four More Years!!!!!)
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To: Libloather

How come you never hear about some old woman with 246 dogs and one cat?


9 posted on 07/11/2005 9:03:47 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: MediaMole

I don't know what it is about old ladies and cats.


10 posted on 07/11/2005 9:14:02 PM PDT by RockinRight (Democrats - Trying to make an a$$ out of America since 1933)
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To: MediaMole
How come you never hear about some old woman with 246 dogs and one cat?

Maybe it started off that way but one day the old woman forgot to buy some "kibbles and bits" and ...

11 posted on 07/11/2005 9:16:04 PM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires)
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To: Libloather

12 posted on 07/11/2005 9:24:08 PM PDT by SengirV
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To: MediaMole
...some old woman with 246 dogs and one cat?

An escape attempt on the John Deere...

13 posted on 07/11/2005 9:35:26 PM PDT by Libloather (I trust Hillary as far as I can throw her...)
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To: Libloather
Both homes have been condemned and officials were helping the women find temporary housing.

Am I mean if I say she deserves to have permanent housing in a box 6 feet underground? Or in a rubber room?

14 posted on 07/11/2005 9:39:24 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback ("James...Earn this...Earn it.")
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To: FairOpinion

Sadly, the cats in most of these squalor houses are basically feral, and almost always have to be put down.


15 posted on 07/11/2005 9:40:53 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback ("James...Earn this...Earn it.")
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To: FairOpinion; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; quantim; republicangel; Bahbah; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; ...
Thanks for the ping. G-d, these loony-toons are depressing.
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Kitty Ping List alert!

[Freepmail me to get on or off the Kitty Ping List.]

16 posted on 07/11/2005 9:49:24 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Canada is the answer to a question that nobody bothered to ask." --Stand W)
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To: SengirV

17 posted on 07/11/2005 9:55:14 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Canada is the answer to a question that nobody bothered to ask." --Stand W)
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To: Libloather

HOWL! If he were not sleeping the sleep of the truly innocent, I would wake up Harm the Wonder Dog to look at that kitten. He would have a fit. He keeps trying to take the driver's seat in his new SUV, but I won't let him.


18 posted on 07/11/2005 9:57:22 PM PDT by Goodgirlinred ( GoodGirlInRed Four More Years!!!!!)
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To: Libloather
Ya think? Having one cat is MORE than enough. How that poor dog made it without having a nervous breakdown, I'll never know...

Hell, the poor dog is probably so traumatized, he thinks he's a cat.

19 posted on 07/11/2005 9:58:05 PM PDT by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: Libloather
59 cats and one dog from a home in Falls Church

Sounds like Doggie Heaven to me....."Go get em, boy!"

20 posted on 07/11/2005 9:59:06 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Every evil which liberals imagine Judaism and Christianity to be, islam is.)
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To: softwarecreator
Well, dogs are just so demanding, ya know? Harm the Wonder Dog would not allow any other dogs here. We have 17 year old Teddy the Sheltie, but he was here over 13 years before Harm. We have two old cats, too. However, I have decided this is it. I spend more on pet food than I do on my food.
21 posted on 07/11/2005 9:59:46 PM PDT by Goodgirlinred ( GoodGirlInRed Four More Years!!!!!)
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To: Libloather

"That is just not right..getting mad now!"

22 posted on 07/11/2005 10:08:50 PM PDT by yield 2 the right
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To: yield 2 the right

I just KNEW that whole 'Viking Kitty' thang would start. If I get zotted, I'll seek legal counsel...


23 posted on 07/11/2005 10:13:23 PM PDT by Libloather (I trust Hillary as far as I can throw her...)
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To: Billthedrill

I wouldn't mind being surrounded by all those cats, but my little princess wouldn't like the competition ;)


24 posted on 07/11/2005 10:42:07 PM PDT by Tabi Katz
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25 posted on 07/11/2005 10:46:10 PM PDT by KneelBeforeZod ( I'm going to open Cobra Kai dojos all over this valley!)
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To: Mr. Silverback

"Am I mean if I say she deserves to have permanent housing in a box 6 feet underground? Or in a rubber room?"


Clearly the woman is either disturbed or senile, and should have been put in some kind of institute long ago.

I HATE reading about these kind of people. They are themselves barely functional, yet in their ravaged minds they try to "save the world" by taking in animals, who end up in horrific abuse & neglect.


26 posted on 07/12/2005 8:48:44 AM PDT by MoochPooch (A righteous person worries about his or her behavior, an extremist about everyone else's.)
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