Metro Detroit man hoarded over 60 cats who used entire house as litter box

Posted at 2:07 PM, Oct 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-23 15:13:18-04

The Madison Heights Police Department arrested a man last week for hoarding dozens of cats who used his home as a litter box.

According to police, officers and animal control were able to get a search warrant after being notified about a strong odor coming out of a house on Hecht St.

When the executive the search warrant, they found more than 60 cats inside the home in poor condition and heavily flea-infested.

"The cats were using the entire house as a litter box," police say. "There were several cats and kittens that had been deceased prior to our entry fo the home."

Steven Kwasiboski, 58, was living inside the home. He was charged with one count of felony animal abandoning and cruelty to 10 or more animals. Kwasiborski was arraigned and given a $20,000 cash bond, then bonded out.

Police are working with the Oakland County Animal Shelter to check the cats at a licensed vet and some will be adopted at the Madison Heights Animal Shelter.