The AP is reporting:

ST. CROIX FALLS, Wis. (AP) — The stench was enough to guide emergency workers to a house where a utility worker had responded to a report of a power outage and found a house full of cats. Police Chief Paul Lindholm described the smell as unbearable and said the cat feces in the building was several inches deep on the floor.

Firefighters Thursday night removed 250 cats from the house, half already dead and the rest so ill they had to be killed.

Tom Ridge - soft on feline terrorism at home.

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