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Animals Taken from Condemned Home in Good Health

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Dozens of neglected cats seized from a Waynesboro home are in good health. That is the word from veterinarians after police discovered the animals living in squalid conditions last week.

The yard and the home of a 59-year-old Waynesboro woman were both littered with animal feces and a potent ammonia odor emanated from inside. The conditions - and animals - were found after people who took care of the 59-year-old called the police after getting sick from foul conditions. Responding officers found two dead cats, along with dozens of other cats, four dogs and a bird inside the house.

The animals current good health comes as a surprise because experts say a lot of pets found in those conditions must be euthanized.

Some of the cats are in a holding pattern at the Woodworth Animal Hospital, and a few others are at the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center. They will stay there pending the woman's court date on July 29 in Waynesboro General District Court. 

The judge will then determine if the woman will be allowed to own pets in the future, where the pets will go if they are taken from her, and if she will be fined for the care they are currently receiving. 

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