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Fairfax Co. Animal Protection Police Seize Over 80 Cats from F.C. Home

One of the 82 cats seized at a Falls Church home on Saturday, Sept. 17. (Photo: Courtesy of the Fairfax County Police Department)
One of the 82 cats seized at a Falls Church home on Saturday, Sept. 17. (Photo: Courtesy of the Fairfax County Police Department)

Fairfax County Animal Protection Police removed 82 living cats and five dead cats from a 52-year-old man’s house in the 7200 block of Westmoreland Road in Falls Church on Saturday, Sept. 17 after receiving a tip from an investigator with the Director of Code Compliance.

Officers discovered the dozens of the cats, ranging in age from newborns to nearly seven years old, exhibiting varying signs and symptoms of illness. All of the cats were removed from the home, transported to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter and treated by a local veterinarian. The officers also collected the remains of the dead cats.

The police department is still investigating the case and said in a press release about the case that charges will be placed if appropriate. Police ask that anyone with information contact Crime Solvers electronically by visiting fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(2746370 or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477) or 703-691-2131.