No Kill 'cept My Kill
Authorities find 200 dead cats at New Jersey animal worker's home - Yahoo! News
: "EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) - A woman who founded a ``no-kill'' animal shelter has been charged with numerous violations after 200 dead cats were discovered rotting in garbage bags in her backyard.
Marlene Kess, who has built a reputation in Manhattan as a caretaker of homeless and dying cats, had 48 felines inside her house, including 38 in one room, authorities said.
In the yard, 200 vermin-infested cat corpses were stuffed into garbage bags and apparently were going to be buried in a large hole that had recently been dug, said Sgt. Joseph Bierman of the state's Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
The cats were discovered after neighbours complained about the stench.
``Oh my God, it was awful,'' said Michael Fowler of the Associated Humane Societies. ``The smell was horrible.''
Kess, 56, is the founder and director of Kitty-Kind, which runs one of New York City's few no-kill shelters."