36 Cats Now Rescued from Filthy Des Moines Home, 70 Year Old Woman Arrested
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Animal Rescue League of Iowa has pulled 36 cats from a Des Moines home and say more are still in need of rescue. 70-year-old Paula Schaefer is charged with five counts of Animal Neglect and one count of Animal Contest. The ARL removed 32 cats, mostly kittens, from Schaefer's Des Moines home on Tuesday. Four more cats have since been rescued. The ARL says more cats are in a crawl space of the home and still in need of rescue.