- Associated Press - Friday, January 29, 2016

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida judge has ruled that a woman who had 102 felines taken from her home can no longer own cats.

The ruling from Marion County Judge Thomas Thompson came Wednesday some six months after the county’s animal control officers removed the cats from Diana Darnaby’s home in nearby Summerfield.

The Ocala Star-Banner (https://bit.ly/1SNTNEb ) reports 60 of the cats were euthanized immediately after they were taken from the home. The rest were treated for severe upper respiratory infections.

Darnaby represented herself and argued that she should be allowed to keep pets. The county’s attorney recounted Darnaby’s history of cat-hoarding, saying she’s faced two other judges regarding cat issues over the years.

She was ordered to turn over nine cats she’s picked up since July.


Information from: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner, https://www.starbanner.com/

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