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50 Dead Cats Found in Freezers in Florida Home

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    Detectives found 50 dead cats in four freezers at the home of a South Florida man after serving a warrant for child pornography.

    Palm Beach County Sheriff's officials said they went to the home of 55-year-old Douglas Westcott on Wednesday to arrest him on three counts of child porn. Once inside, they found more than 30 cats running around inside and dozens of dead cats in freezers.

    The Palm Beach Post reports the litter boxes were overflowing with feces and urine. Most of the live cats were relatively healthy, but many had respiratory and skin problems.

    Authorities said Westcott refused to give up custody of the cats.

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    Animal Care & Control officials removed the cats from the residence. A judge has 30 days to determine whether Westcott can keep the cats.

    Westcott was arrested on three counts of possession of obscene material. It was unknown whether he has an attorney.