KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP, abc24.com) - Knox County authorities responding to neighborhood complaints have found dozens of live animals inside a fetid home.
There were also an unknown number of dead ones, according to The Knoxville News Sentinel.
A Knox County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said deputies got the owner's permission to search the home on Monday and found between 50 and 75 cats, six dogs and at least 15 decomposing animal bodies inside.
Sheriff's Capt. Bobby Hubbs, who heads the county animal control unit, called conditions inside the house "rancid."
The woman who lives in the home was not identified by authorities who said they expect to file animal cruelty charges.
Information from: The Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com