MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WJBK) - More than 60 cats were found in a hoarding situation at a Madison Heights home after police were notified of a strong odor emanating from the house.
Police say officers and animal control escorted 58-year-old Steven Kwasiborski and his son out of the home while executing a search warrant on Oct. 19.
Authorities discovered over 60 heavily flea-infested cats in extremely poor condition using the entire home as a litter box. They say several of the animals were found dead.
Kwasiborski was charged with animal cruelty to 10 or more animals, and could face up to 4 years in prison, $5,000 in fines, and/or 500 hours of community service.
He was given a $20,000 cash/surety bond and has since bonded out. His next scheduled court date is 8 a.m. Nov. 1.
Police are working with the Oakland County Animal Shelter to remove the cats from the home and have them examined.