North Hills Man Accused Of Hoarding More Than 100 Cats

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A North Hills man faces animal neglect charges after the discovery of more than 100 cats in and around a motor home.

James Howard, 58, was charged with 46 counts of animal neglect and one count of operating a shelter without a permit, according to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.

Members of the Los Angeles Animal Control Task Force discovered 103 cats on the property, including more than 80 inside the motor home where Howard lived, when they served a search warrant on a public tip.

Seven dead animals were also found in the freezer, officials said.

The cats were taken to a local shelter for examination and treatment by a veterinarian, according to the City Attorney’s Office.

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