MUSCATINE, Iowa– The Muscatine Police Department rescued 23 cats from a Muscatine residence yesterday. Members from Muscatine Animal Control, the Muscatine Humane Society, and the Muscatine Police Department assisted in the operation.
On Thursday, Sept. 8, the Muscatine Animal Control Officer (ACO) responded to a complaint regarding multiple cats in a residence. Additional investigation determined a significant amount of cats at the residence of 4926 Abrams Drive, Muscatine that lived in unsanitary conditions, which putting their health at risk.
Police obtained a search warrant for the property and members of the Muscatine Police Department and the Muscatine Humane Society assisted the ACO with serving the warrant. They rescued a total of 13 live cats from both inside and outside the residence. A neighbor turned over an additional 10 cat who captured the animals for safe keeping. Investigators found one deceased cat on the property.
Christine and Corey Loeffler last occupied the resident but police did not find them present at the time they executed the search warrant. At this time, police have not filed charges, and the investigation is ongoing.