A woman and her mother-in-law in Chickamauga were found in possession of 164 cats Thursday morning, after a neighbor called Georgia animal control complaining of the odor, Curtis Patterson, supervisor of animal control for Walker County, said.
He said the woman moved here five years ago and found 12 cats on the property. From there, the cats began to breed, and she began to take in other cats she found.
Patterson said the owner has been cooperative, and she's been ordered to own no more than 20 cats unless she acquires a rescue license.
So far, they have removed 50 cats and are waiting on transport to remove more shortly.
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