44 cats removed from northeast Minnesota residence

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Police have removed 44 cats from a northeast Minnesota house after neighbors complained, the Mesabi Daily News reported.

Officers in Gilbert, Minn., roughly 60 miles north of Duluth, say there may still be a few more felines in the residence, but the owner is being helpful about finding the last few, the newspaper reports.

The animal sanctuary Contented Critters in nearby Makinen took the cats, the Daily News reported.

The newspaper did not have more information about the owner and why she had collected so many cats. The investigation continues.

It's not unheard of for people to hoard pets. Earlier this year, police found about 38 live cats and 20 dead ones at a Minneapolis home. More than 60 cats were found in a Duluth case.

More than 100 cats were removed from an Owatonna home in 2006.

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