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Case ID: 15227
Classification: Hoarding
Animal: cat
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Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009

County: Hennepin

Disposition: Alleged

Alleged:
» Cheryl Saladis
» Stanley Saladis

Case Updates: 2 update(s) available

Animal Humane Society officials rescued 118 cats from a St. Anthony mobile home where the smell was so bad they had to call in the fire department to ventilate the home.

Armed with nets and wearing protective masks, a rescue crew worked for nearly two hours to gather up the cats Tuesday. Police were called after someone complained about the smell.

Police Chief John Ohl said the couple who lived there, Stanley and Cheryl Saladis, are nice people but had issues with hoarding.

Animal control officers said they removed 72 cats from Saladis' previous home in Coon Rapids. According to court documents, Stanley Saladis was convicted of cruelty to animal charges in 2003.

His sentence included paying a $3,000 fine and was ordered to not have any dogs or cats during his two-year probation.

Humane Society investigator Keith Streff said the couple also had hundreds of dolls in the trailer, some of which were found in the refrigerator.

The couple were not cited, but were referred to social services. The Health Department will likely condemn the home.


Case Updates

The Animal Humane Society says all of the 120 cats removed from a St. Anthony mobile home had to be euthanized.

Spokeswoman Deb Balzer says the cats had diseases ranging from feline AIDS and herpes to upper respiratory infections and ringworm. She says the cats, which had been living in a 500-square-foot mobile home, were "very damaged animals."

Humane Society officials removed 118 cats from the mobile home last Tuesday. Police found more cats and brought them to the society's facility in Golden Valley.

Animal control officers say they removed 72 cats from the couple's previous home in Coon Rapids in 2002.
Source: Star-Trbune - Feb 15, 2009
Update posted on Feb 16, 2009 - 10:20AM 
The nearly 120 cats rescued from a St. Anthony trailer home last week have been deemed too sick to be adopted and will be euthanized.

Kathie Johnson, director of animal services for the Animal Humane Society said the cats are "damaged from their marginalized environment - both psychologically and physically."

The 118 cats and kittens were taken from Cheryl and Stanley Saladis' home on Feb. 10 after a neighbor complained about the smell coming from the residence.

The Animal Humane Society told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS many of the animals had respiratory infections, herpes, and ringworm.

Animal control officers said they removed 72 cats from Saladis' previous home in Coon Rapids. According to court documents, Stanley Saladis was convicted of cruelty to animal charges in 2003.

Officials said the couple also had hundreds of dolls in the trailer, some of which were found in the refrigerator.

The couple has not been cited in the latest incident, but couple face animal neglect charges. They've been given 10 days to clean their home.
Source: KSAX - Feb 15, 2009
Update posted on Feb 15, 2009 - 9:58PM 

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