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Conn. judge: 93-year-old woman can't keep her cats

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A 93-year-old Connecticut woman who once had more than 50 cats in her home has lost a bid to get four of her felines back.

A state judge in Bridgeport ruled Wednesday that Marion Perreira of Stratford hasn't shown that she can properly care for the animals.

The Connecticut Post reports that authorities have removed 52 cats from Perreira's home and euthanized about 20 since 2010. Many cats were sick and much of her home was soaked with cat urine.

Perreira was arrested, but animal abuse charges were later dropped.

She signed an agreement in 2011 allowing the town to clean her home and have four cats returned to her, but the judge refused to allow the return of the animals.

Perreira's lawyer says he won't appeal the ruling.

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