Fairfax County, Virginia, authorities entered a second home owned by "Cat" woman Ruth Knueven, and discovered 134 additional dead cats. That has to be some sort of a record.
According to Washington Post staff writer Leef Smith, "Knueven said that she had been 'overwhelmed' by the cats in her two-story, cream-brick colonial in Mount Vernon. They had taken over the garage. They were embedded in the chimney and family room furniture, multiplying until the downstairs was infested.... Knueven said her involvement with stray cats began slowly as she plucked litters of kittens from the street. Many of them had been killed, she said, explaining that she put their bodies into plastic containers in her garage. She said she meant to dispose of them but never got around to it."
But never got around to it. Ah yes, that age-old excuse. How many of us have forgotten to throw out leftovers or overripe fruit? Can't you see yourself thinking: That reminds me, I have to throw out that dead cat stuffed inside the seat cushion. Let me just finish this episode of "Charles in Charge."
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