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101 cats removed from Crosby home after reports of cruelty and neglect

Apr. 12—CROSBY — An investigation into animal abuse, neglect and hoarding led to the removal of more than a hundred cats from a Crosby home on Thursday, April 11.

In a news release posted to its Facebook page Friday morning, Crosby police said around 12:15 p.m. On Thursday, police officers, along with the assistance of the Minnesota Federated Humane Society, executed an administrative search warrant at a Crosby home regarding reports of animal cruelty, animal hoarding and unsafe living conditions at the home.

Once inside, 101 cats were located and removed from the home. The cats were transported to the Tri-County Humane Society in St. Cloud. Anyone missing cats in the area is asked to contact the Tri-County Humane Society at


or 320-252-0896.

“Special thanks to Tri-County Humane Society and the Minnesota Federated Humane Society for their assistance,” Crosby police reported.

Tri-County Humane Society reported that the animal care team worked more than five hours to take in, care for and process the cats.

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“It will take a while to answer a lot of questions, but one of them was chipped – and we were able to reunite with their home last night after seven years!” Tri-County Humane Society said in an email message.

Also assisting in the investigation were the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Department, Crow Wing County Social Services, a Crosby building inspector and a Lakes Area Wildlife Control Officer.

This is a development story. Look back on


for updates.

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