Woman detained in Cordova animal neglect investigation

Woman detained in Cordova animal neglect investigation

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis Police Department and Animal Services responded to a scene described as an “animal hoarding situation” Thursday night.

We’re told at least 25 cats have been removed from a home on Cairn Creek Drive near Timber Creek Drive in Cordova. Neighbors say you could smell the urine when you walked by the house.

MPD said one woman has been detained in the animal neglect investigation and may face charges.

“We got a complaint a possible animal cruelty we got one person detained right now we have detectives on the scene we have an active investigation and at this point we will do what’s necessary to see if charges are warranted," said MPD Lieutenant Colonel Eddie Bass.

This rescue puts Memphis Animal Service’s shelters over capacity. If you’re able to adopt an animal and free up space, visit their website.

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