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WESTMINSTER - Almost Home Adoptions says they came to the rescue when 46 cats were seized from the "Aurora Cat Lady's" home.

According to Almost Home, all of the cats were in need of major medical attention. Some of the cats had upper-respiratory infections, mites, and were malnourished and dehydrated. The cats' nails were so overgrown, they had grown into the toe pads, according to Almost Home.

Aurora Animal Control seized the cats and gave them to Almost Home so they could receive medical care and eventually be adopted.

There is a heated battle over ownership of some of the cats. Juliet Piccone, an attorney representing the Aurora Cat Lady, says the shelter is refusing to return five of the cats as promised.

Piccone says Kathleen Cline of Almost Home Adoptions has stopped communicating with the Aurora Cat Lady or the Aurora city attorney regarding the matter.

Piccone says that they had been working in conjunction with Cline "as part of a negotiated settlement with the city of Aurora."

Piccone claims Almost Home "is not authorized to raise money for or transfer, hide or sell" the five cats.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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