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CALEDONIA — Fourteen cats were found deceased in a dog crate outside on a foreclosed Caledonia property, according to the Caledonia Police Department.
Last Wednesday, Caledonia Police responded to the 5500 block of Six Mile Road after restoration company staff working at the property saw the cage which was covered by a blanket with the animals inside.
Inside the cage officers found 14 cats, ages 1 to 4, which were reportedly packed into a wire cage that was made for a larger dog. The animals had reportedly been left outside during last week's snowstorm.
Police said the responsible party is a 57-year-old man, formerly of Caledonia, who was evicted from the property. The man had prior issues with police after an animal on the property wasn't being tended to.
The man is expected to be charged sometime Tuesday or Wednesday.