A Michigan woman has been charged with animal cruelty after 88 cats and one dog were found living in squalid conditions inside her home.
A court bailiff made the discovery when he arrived at the 62-year-old's Mount Clemens address late last month to issue her with an eviction notice.
Animal Control was subsequently called to the property, where they removed the animals - most of whom were in poor health.
A small number of the cats had to be put down because they were so ill, according to The Detroit Free Press.
Many of the other felines were inbred and pregnant.
Macomb County Animal Control Chief Jeff Randazzo told ABC News that the woman's three-bedroom home was small, and that the cats did not have access to the yard.
Last Thursday, county prosecutor Eric Smith shared a photo showing the inside of the property, with a bedroom floor covered in animal feces.
Randozzo claims that there were 'piles' of feces throughout the house which were often 'inches deep'.
A cleanup crew were forced to wear hazmat suits while fumigating the property.
Meanwhile, the woman was hospitalized for an infected cat bite.
She was initially reluctant to waive ownership of the animals, claiming that she was running a 'cat sanctuary' and that most of the felines were feral before she had housed them.
The cats were taken to the local Animal Control shelter, and are now being adopted out to new owners
The dog went to live with her brother in Florida