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Man sues cops over seizure of 114 frozen felines, dog named Snowy

JANUARY 5--A Tennessee man who kept 114 dead cats and a dead German Shepherd named Snowy in three freezers is suing police for seizing and destroying the frosty animal carcasses, which, he claims, had "emotional value" to him and were destined for a pet cemetery he was building. William Davis wants $1.5 million from the Murfreesboro Police Department and other defendants, according to a complaint filed last week in Rutherford County Chancery Court. A copy of the lawsuit can be found below. According to the 75-year-old Davis, police and animal control officers raided his home twice in December 2003 and took the frozen animals, along with 46 cats, one dog, and assorted "wild game meat." Included among the cats removed from his home and later euthanized, Davis charges, were Pixie Bob, Miss Patchwork, and Big Duke. The searches resulted in animal cruelty charges being leveled against Davis since conditions in his two residences were deplorable. A veterinarian estimated that carpeting had a half-inch layer of animal feces ground into it and that the stench was so overwhelming it was hard to breathe through your nose without gagging (Davis pleaded guilty to a single animal cruelty count and was placed on a year's probation). The Davis lawsuit, which was, amazingly, not filed pro se, notes that he was keeping one of the frozen cats so that he could submit the animal to the Guinness Book of World Records. The lawsuit reveals that the cat was exceedingly large at birth. Davis, who's pictured above in a 2006 Rutherford County Sheriff's Office booking photo, contends that he has suffered "emotional pain and suffering" as a result of the government seizures.

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Oh My Feline God/Goddess!

Fry the bastard.

There was a good book/movie by Stephen King about cats discovering the demons, "Sleepwalkers" Sleepwalkers (1992).

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I have been in these types of houses. Any old person with more than 4 cats has a problem. The house is usually 85 degrees (F) and there is no evidence of a litter box. The stench is so bad you can smell it outside in the driveway. The ammonia fumes usually end up burning the lungs and nasal passages and aggrevate pre-existing medical conditions.
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My wife and I went to an estate sale. It was a lady who sold Avon products. Innocent enough. We noticed, at arrival, there didn't seem to be very many people around, which was unusual.

When we entered the house, we knew why. When she died, the utilities were cut off allowing foods in the refrigerator to putrify (summertime). That wasn't the worst. She had hoarded so much Avon from a period of 30 years, that is was stacked in boxes to the ceiling in the living room. All the boxes that held the products were faded and, of course, had absorbed the odor of the putrified meats. It was the most sickening sight that I'd ever seen.

The house was so nasty, the carpets (70's shag) was matted with filth and you could only navigate your way through paths she had left to walk through. Every square inch of her kitchen cabinets was filled with unusable trash and her counters were covered in dirty dishes, opened cans, etc. The filthiest place I'd ever seen in my life. I never knew there were people who could live like this.

The guy in charge of the sale would not even go in and he was taking any offer he could get. I told him he needed to burn the house down in a fire department training excercise and he reluctantly agreed.He had called a guy to get the appliances out (the fridge was 2 years old) and when he got there, he said the guy refused them and left. The house, which would have been worth about $100,000 if it had been clean, sold for $31,000. The buyer had to remove ALL drywall and flooring just to get rid of the smell.

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