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37 cats removed from Las Vegas home

Posted at 4:23 PM, Jan 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-04 22:40:31-05

37 cats were removed from a Las Vegas home Wednesday.

Animal Control took the cats from the home on Foothill Boulevard, near Jones Boulevard. It took several trucks to safely take all the cats to the shelter.

A resident of the home says this happened because his family had taken in a friend of theirs. When they had to kick the man out, the resident says he retaliated by reporting them to animal control.

However, the resident admits there were a lot of cats in the house and it got out of hand when the cats started breeding and multiplying.

According to Clark County, the maximum number of pets is three unless there is a special permit. At the residence where the cats were taken, only one cat was allowed per the landlord.

A neighbor said the family were evicted from a nearby apartment for the same issue -- having too many cats.