At least 27 cats found dead in Florida home

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL (WFLA) — An animal neglect investigation is underway in Lutz after at least 27 cats were found dead inside a home, News Channel 8 has learned.

Animal Control officers responded to a home on the 4000 block of Lakeside Drive and found as many as 27 dead in the home.  Approximately 50 other cats were taken to a shelter.  Their conditions are unknown.

Witnesses tell News Channel 8 two teens live at the residence and were supposed to be taking care of the animals.

The sheriff’s office tells News Channel 8 they are not anticipating any arrests at this time.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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