Deputies arrested a Holiday woman on Saturday after 37 cats were found locked in a U-Haul truck.
The Pasco sheriff’s office responded to a home on Dixie Garden Loop after receiving several complaints from neighbors.
Responding deputies found a U-Haul truck with 37 cats inside the locked storage compartment.
The sheriff’s office spokesman says the cats were caged without food, water or air conditioning. They were also found sitting in their own feces, according to a news release.
Deputies who helped unload the U-Haul say cats were also found under furniture, in cages stacked to the roof of the truck and in the cab of the Uhaul and in another vehicle that was locked with without the air on.
Karen Tuttle-Kunnmann, 61, was arrested and charged with 47 counts of animal cruelty and is being held on a $5,000 bond for each count.
Animal control has not yet released information on the condition of the cats that were removed from the truck.