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Sioux City cat rescue could cost the city thousands

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56-year-old Mark Lanning has been charged with 14 counts of animal neglect. 56-year-old Mark Lanning has been charged with 14 counts of animal neglect.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

The ownership of nearly 70 cats rescued from a Sioux City home has been given to the city.

And, it could cost the city more than 75 hundred dollars in fees.

Some of that money, however, could be paid for by the homeowner, but that will be up to a judge to decide.

The cats were taken from this home on Grandview Boulevard after police got several calls about the smell coming from it.

76 cats were removed, but Animal Adoption and Rescue Center director Cindy Rarrat says some have died.. putting the total at 69.

The cats are still being tested for various diseases.

Rarrat says it's unsure whether the cats will be able to go up for adoption or will have to be euthanized.

The homeowner, 56-year-old Mark Lanning has been charged with 14 counts of animal neglect.

He is set to be arraigned next week.

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