200 Cats Removed From Woman's Upstate NY Home

By Salon Staff

Published March 6, 2012 2:18PM (EST)

HOPEWELL JUNCTION, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York woman has been charged with animal cruelty after authorities say they removed 200 cats from her home.

The Poughkeepsie Journal reports ( ) that officials with the Dutchess County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals say they removed 153 cats and three dogs from Anna Wurtzburger's home in Hopewell Junction last Saturday.

Last month, SPCA officers say they removed 47 cats from the same home.

Wurzburger has been charged with 41 counts of animal cruelty. SPCA officials say their investigation is continuing and additional charges will be sought.

The newspaper reports that Wurzburger disputes the claims.

Salon Staff

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