Animal rescuers are citing a Wyoming couple for animal cruelty, after it was discovered that they owned 91 cats.
Richard and Shirley Clark of Cheyenne, Wyoming, were cited with 8 misdemeanors by animal control officers. Two of those citations were issued because none of the cats being vaccinated, according to Local8News.com.
When animal control officers removed 34 cats from the home on December 29th, it was believed that all of the animals had been rescued. However, after finding another 20 cats at the home during a later visit, as well as 37 cats at a vacated home that the couple owned, it was clear that this was a large rescue effort.
Because the cost of proper pet care for all of these cats ranged upwards of $800 a month in food alone, Richard Clark called the Laramie County sheriff’s department to say he could no longer pay to take care of the felines.
Unfortunately for Clark, he was not expecting to get misdemeanor charges for his efforts.
"I finally asked the animal shelter for help," Clark told the Wyoming News." Now I’m in a lot of trouble."