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Woman pays hefty fine for feline-induced property damage

TT/The Local · 24 Dec 2009, 09:47

Published: 24 Dec 2009 09:47 GMT+01:00

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Last year, when the owner sold the house the woman had rented, the value of the property had fallen by 200,000 kronor due to destroyed carpets and the overwhelming stench of cat pee.

According to the owner, the woman said that she had three dogs and a cat when she moved in. After the woman refused to let him enter the house after water damage, he became suspicious that something was amiss.

A later inspection revealed that the female tenant had gathered more than 50 cats, five dogs and a rabit in the house.

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In addition to the fine for reduced property value, the court also ordered the the woman to pay 100,000 kronor for the the house owner's legal costs, reported Barometern.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

13:23 December 24, 2009 by jose_s
the owner should get half of what he is asking for just for being clueless...... if he grew suspicious after she did not let him in he should have looked further into it.. what if she was running a sex slave brothel, or harvested organs, or sold smuggled pantyhose?
13:31 December 24, 2009 by Beynch
Let this be a lesson to all selfish, obnoxious, pet owners who think they get away with destroying quality of life for their surroundings! Many dog owners, but also cat owners, act as though they have a God given right impose their disgusting, allergen spreading, barking, clawing, animals on eveything! The number of cats and dogs must be reduced to those who can own them responsibly. 55 pussies is not responsible! She should be fined a lot more in my opinion! I'm sick and tired of stepping in doggie-doo and dragging it in on my persian rugs! A more concerted effort is needed by authorities to reign in this satanic plague. Now! The woman described above is sick and should be institutionalized!!!!
14:31 December 24, 2009 by Deema
As much as am against irresponsible pet owning and maintenance. I have to disagree with the above comment. If a person is so selfish to even consider rescuing or taking care of a pet, then he/she should let others who can and want to do it without having people like you bitching about it. I hate most of all the poo and the barking but human life is not the only form of life that exist. after all. and thanks to civilization (which we take no credit for) that we no longer live in the wilderness!

P.S. Human cause more damages to humans than pets can ever do. so let's all get over ourselves. and if we encounter such case, apparently the judge will take our side. Happy?
18:21 December 24, 2009 by izbz
Dumb getting dumder! I can understand animal lover but 50 cats? Wonder how she can afford to feed all those cats. Cats eat cats?
23:19 January 2, 2010 by wenddiver
They have a product called "Natures Miracle" in the US which completely eliminates cat pee odor. They also have one gallon drums for crazy people with multiple cats.
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