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.
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