Royal Oak — A day after police removed 91 animals — 84 cats and seven dogs —  from a Royal Oak home, Oakland's animal control is seeking rescue groups to take the cats, or the pets will face euthanasia.

The animals were rescued Monday, according to a police news release.

Officers helped animal control after residents living near the home in the 1000 block of Edgewood, near Main Street and Catalpa, complained of a strong odor.

No charges have been sought against the homeowners, a 54-year-old man and a 48-year-old female, police said. The homeowners cooperated with authorities and allowed access to the home, police said.

On Wednesday, the Oakland County Animal Control Division called for animal rescue groups to take some or all of the cats that were removed. Officials said a number of the cats show symptoms of ringworm, a fungal disease that is highly contagious for cats and people. Because the cats put the county’s adoption center over capacity, if no rescue groups agree to take them in the next 10 days, the cats will be euthanized, the county said in a news release.

Anyone interested in adopting the animals should call the Oakland County Animal Shelter at (248) 391-4100 or visit

(248) 338-0319

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