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.