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The unparalleled cat lover

A Swedish woman was found living with 191 cats


 

Under Swedish law, a family can have a maximum of nine cats. But in a suburb of Stockholm, a 60-year-old woman and her family have been living with 191 cats. Stockholm’s social services were alerted to the case, and said the home was in an appalling condition, with cats everywhere. Many of the animals were sick or injured, and about 173 cats had to be put down, while the remaining 18 were sent to animal shelters. Though unusual, these cases are not unique: another Stockholm woman was discovered in 2007 living with 11 swans in a one-room apartment, and a man in central Sweden was found to be living with 21 dogs in a three-room flat.

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The unparalleled cat lover

  1. Why do I need to know this?

    • If you want the news limited to what you need to know, half of the stories in this magazine will vanish.

  2. When asked if there were anymore cats in the garage, the woman is said to have responded, "Oh, that's not my garage. That's the litter box."

  3. 191 cats? wonder if she eats them or pets them or sels them for cat meat lovers…gross as it sounds