FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man and woman allowed dozens of cats to overrun two houses they rented in Fort Wayne and cause thousands of dollars in damage.
Allen County prosecutors filed felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor animal cruelty charges Tuesday against 50-year-old Constance Anderson and 45-year-old Jeffrey Tourney. Court documents say the animals caused $64,000 in damage to one house and $13,000 to another.
The Journal Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/LxENqU) complaints about one of the houses led to city officials finding 84 living and 14 dead cats inside. Officials say the house was filled with cat feces and urine and has been condemned.
Twenty-three live and 21 dead cats were found at the second house.
Anderson and Tourney don't have listed phone numbers and court records don't yet show attorneys for them.
Information from: The Journal Gazette, http://www.journalgazette.net