Dozens of cats have been found at a rural Genesee County house, but the 60-year-old homeowner has yet to be located. Gaines Township police Chief Mark Schmitzer tells The Flint Journal that more than 30 cats were at the house Monday and as many as 70 were on the property.
Officers were contacted after a mortgage company worker discovered the front door and a window open. Schmitzer described the inside of the home as a "hoarding condition" and says the house was condemned Monday. The newspaper reports that cat food cans littered the front porch. Items were piled between knee and shoulder height inside the home.
The owner hasn't been seen for two weeks. Genesee County Animal Control staff was expected Tuesday to remove the cats from the home.