I had to do a terrible job just the other day that just made me sick! I work for a public works, street dept and one of our jobs is to board up houses theat are condemed to be tore down in the future. I got the job to board up a house that the people in the neihborhood called the "cat ladies house". Now I know why. She had over 70 cats living in her house and garage while she lived in her car. The cats were well fed, but that was about it. There was feces spread up the windows and walls as far as the cats could reach and the smell was terrible. Before we could board the house up the animal control officer had to come remove the cats and that was when we found out the saddest part of this story, they were all infected with FIV(?). The officer said she had found 72 cats total, 33 were dead in the basement and all of them had to be "put down". Beleive this or not we had to have the fire department come air the house out because the methane gas level in the basement was high enough to cause a possible explosion. The lady who owned the house thinks we are in the wrong and wants to sue the city and sees nothing wrong with what she was doing. Her children have come from across the country to get her mental help and she refuses to get the help. This was definetly the worst job I have ever had to do. It's kind'a like a story you hear on the news, but can't really believe it happend.
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12/2/01 at 7:20am