Florida Cat Lady Charged With Child Neglect
For the second time in a year, Port St. Lucie cops were called to the home of a cat lady living with a horde of cats that had taken over the home.
This time around, however, she was arrested for child neglect when it was discovered that her two teen sons were living in the house with her and the cats, in deplorable conditions.
Cops discovered fecal matter, urine stains, and trash in the house.
According to the report, a cable company worker called police on Monday morning when he noticed a foul odor emanating from the home filled with cats.
Police responded to the home of Christa Rupprecht on 1713 SW Cremona St. at 9:30 a.m., where they discovered a house filled with a horde of cats living in trash.
Also living in the hazardous house filled with cats, feces, and piss stains were her 15- and 17-year-old sons.
Port St. Lucie Animal Control was called in to remove the cats.
This was the second time since January that Animal Control was called to Rupprecht's home. The first time, it removed about 30 cats.
It's not clear how many cats were living in the house this time around. But obviously, it was enough to take over the house and make it their own personal litter box.
Rupprecht was arrested and taken to the St. Lucie County Jail for booking.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss New Times Broward-Palm Beach's biggest stories.