Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Man charged after 161 cats found in home, sick and dying

A northwest Florida man who once had 161 cats will spend 30 days in jail on animal cruelty charges.
Larry Kruger was sentenced Monday. He received credit for ten days he spent in jail after his March 22 arrest on eight felony charges causing pain and suffering to animals and 161 misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty.
His attorney says the 62-year-old Kruger is a hoarder. A veterinarian told the court Kruger had spent $28,000 on health care for his animals.
But the cats were sick with a host of intestinal diseases and parasites. The home was overrun with feces. Eight dead cats were found in a freezer, waiting to be sent for cremation.
Kruger pleaded guilty on Oct. 26. He will also spend the next six years on probation.

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