23 cats rescued from residence in Muscatine

Members from Muscatine Animal Control, the Muscatine Humane Society, and the Muscatine Police Department assisted in the rescue of 23 cats from a Muscatine residence Thursday, September 9th.

The Muscatine Animal Control Officer (ACO) responded to a complaint Thursday regarding multiple cats in a residence. Additional investigation determined there was a significant amount of cats in the residence at 4926 Abrams Drive that were living in unsanitary conditions, which was putting their health at risk. 

A search warrant for the property was obtained and members of the Muscatine Police Department and Muscatine Humane Society assisted the ACO with serving the warrant.

A total of 13 live cats were rescued from both inside and outside the residence. An additional 10 cats were turned over by a neighbor who had also been capturing the animals for safe keeping. One deceased cat was located on the property. 

The residence was last occupied by Christine and Corey Loeffler but they were not present at the time the search warrant was executed. At this time no charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing.