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KCSO: 41 cats seized from rescuer's home

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(WBIR - West Knox County) The Knox County Sheriff's Office said animal control officers seized 41 cats on Monday from the home of a woman who runs a local animal rescue organization.

KCSO said it plans to cite the owner of the home, Annette Traore, 46, with cruelty to animals.

Following a complaint to animal control, KCSO said officers and two veterinarians found dozens of cats living in inhumane conditions in the basement of Traore's home at 9013 Coburn Drive in West Knox County. According to KCSO's website, authorities found cats scattered throughout a number of rooms in the basement, which was closed off from the house's upper levels.

The incident report stated there was an overwhelming ammonia smell in the basement and officers saw litter boxes overflowing with cat waste, standing urine, and what appeared to be smeared diarrhea on the floor.

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