Woman arrested on 90 felony charges after 155 cats, 64 dead cats found on property

23 cats euthanized after being found in home

ROSAMOND, Calif. - Twenty-three cats were euthanized and a woman in Rosamond was arrested on cruelty to animal charges.

At about 11 a.m. June 27, Kern County Animal Control officers were sent to a home in the 3200 block of Whisper Sands Avenue regarding unsanitary conditions and a large amount of animals on the property and an illegal kennel.

Officers said they found 155 live cats and approximately 64 dead cats were removed from the property.

Forty-two-year-old Christina Patz was placed under arrest on 90 felony charges of cruelty to animals.

The cats were transported to several Kern County Animal Services’ shelters for medical treatment. 

The Kern County Animal Services veterinarian performed an examination and 23 cats were subsequently euthanized based on the veterinarian’s advice to prevent further suffering.

The case is still under investigation and additional charges may be filed.

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