33 animals rescued from Fulton hoarder

With the help of the Fulton Police Department, Fulton Animal Control rescued 30 cats and three dogs that were running loose inside a residence in the 800 block of Middle Street in Fulton Wednesday morning.

Noaleen Kay Motter, 65, was issued a citation for exceeding the number of animals a citizen can have in the City of Fulton (a maximum of four under the current ordinance) after an animal search warrant was served on her home by animal control and police officers. The warrant was the result of an ongoing investigation by animal control.

“There had been multiple complaints from neighbors about the smell,” said Maj. Roger Rice, assistant chief with the Fulton Police Department. “(The house) was a mess. It was really, really bad.”

Detective Jason Barnes, who helped execute the warrant, agreed that “the conditions were bad,” but said he couldn’t go into further detail because the investigation is ongoing.

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