Dead cat probe continues |

Dead cat probe continues

TRUCKEE (AP) – An investigation continues into the deaths of about 15 cats at a condominium here last week.

Animal control officers were called Tuesday to Caroleen ”Candy” Potter’s condo on a complaint of strong odors.

After entering the home, officers found about 15 dead cats and several others roaming the property.

”What we think happened is that (Potter) was trying to kill the cats through carbon monoxide poisoning,” said Dan Olsen, animal control supervisor.

”She had filled a small barbecue pan in her bedroom with lit charcoal and had left the cats inside.”

Nevada County prosecutors are reviewing the case. Sheriff’s deputies said she could face charges of cruelty to animals.

An investigation continues into the motive.

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