Woman with 93 cats allows their removal

April 12, 2009 8:35:29 AM PDT
A woman who kept dozens of cats in her feces-filled million-dollar home has reached a deal with health agencies to have more than 70 of the felines removed.

In a letter to officials in Chester Township in central New Jersey, Wanda Oughton says she'll let animal control officers remove the cats from her 12-room house.

The Star-Ledger of Newark reports Oughton also volunteered to pay for care for the animals. A shelter is being set up in nearby Mendham.

Oughton was charged with 186 counts of animal cruelty last month after police and SPCA officers, acting on a tip, discovered 93 cats in the house. Twenty-two cats were removed from the house that day and remain at a veterinary hospital.

Oughton has pleaded not guilty.

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