Animal control workers removed more than 100 live cats from a Fort Worth woman's house, but that wasn't the only find.
Acting on neighbors' complaints, police searched the woman's house and found another 100 cats—dead and stored in her freezer.
Evangeline Chambers says she rescued the animals and kept them here in her home. She considered the animals to be part of her family. But officers say those animals were living in extremely poor conditions.
Fort Worth Animal Control officers say the smell of urine and feces was overwhelming when they entered the house in the 6100 block of Craig Street last night.
There were 100 cats and five dogs occupying every room in the house.
Investigators also say they opened three freezers in the house and found another 100 cats. They were dead and wrapped in foil.
Chambers tells us she was keeping those dead animals until she could afford to have them cremated.
"Most people get a decent burial," she said, "so I think animals should too."
Keene Menefee is Fort Worth's Animal Control Manager. "I know she made a comment to someone that what she had there was an animal shelter. This is an animal rescue shelter," he said. "These animals here are properly fed and properly cared for and we can breathe in this room."
Investigators had a warrant to seize all of the animals. They were all taken to Fort Worth Animal Control on Martin Street. They will remain there at least 10 days, until a hearing can be held in the case.
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