Police found 20…frozen kittens in a basement of a home [on Ardmore Ave. in Upper Darby. PA]. The row home belonged to the mother of 58-year-old Denise Ann Merget, the gun-waving Upper Darby woman that was taken into custody on Sept. 10 when animal control and health department officers removed more than 75 cats from her home on Leighton Terrace.
The frozen kitties were removed from the home and taken to the Delaware County SPCA where they were placed in a freezer. – msnbc
“I knew we had our hands full two weeks ago when I spotted the tattoo on her upper arm,” explained one of the arresting officers. “Pussy Wanted – Dead or Alive.”
While psychologists – a uniformly worthless bunch of frauds – have a label to paste on this obsessive behavior (“hoarding”), they don’t have an explanation. Some hoarders collect every book, magazine, and newspaper they ever bought and keep them piled up like pillars all through their living quarters. Others do it with kitchen appliances and power tools. Clothing. Auto parts. Everything. Nobody really knows why.
“The ones who collect living things, like cats, dogs, fish, birds – are a special case,” noted an Upper Darby code enforcement officer, through his surgical mask. “There are health issues and animal cruelty concerns. But honestly, I don’t ever recall anything as loopy as this – dead animals in a freezer. What the hell – spare parts?”
Another officer described the scene in more detail. “The kittens were young. We don’t know yet what killed them. Evidently she put each one in a separately labeled baggie with its name. We found Snowball, Fluffy, Whiskers, generic sort of names like that.
“But we also found Newt, Barack, Sarah, Nancy, and Harry, which has us concerned. We notified the FBI. Also one that said what looks like ‘Boner’.”
Ms. Merget is now “locked up.” No word on the brand of kitty litter in her cell.