Authorities removed dozens of living and dead cats from a home in the 1700 block of Autumn Lane on Wednesday in what they called a potential animal cruelty investigation.

Ingham County Animal Control Director Andrew Seltz said about 75 cats had been removed from the multi level home in the Groesbeck neighborhood.  Most of the cats were still alive.

Seltz said his agency received a complaint about possible animal cruelty at the house.  Officers with oxygen masks and plastic coveralls spent hours removing cats from the house and loading them into animal control trucks.

Seltz said officers found unsanitary conditions and mainly, animals everywhere. It's the worst such case he's seen since taking the helm at animal control seven or eight months ago.

A woman was taken from the home about 7 p.m. in handcuffs.  Here's the latest from the Lansing State Journal!