Animal Protection Police Seize 80+ Cats from Home in the Falls Church Area

Mason Police District – Animal Protection Police (APP) removed approximately 80 cats from a 52-year-old man’s home in the 7200 block of Westmoreland Road, in Falls Church, on Saturday, September 17. An investigation began after the APP received a tip from an investigator with the Department of Code Compliance.

Officers discovered dozens of cats inside the home, ranging from newborns to about seven years old, exhibiting varying signs and symptoms of illness. Eighty-two cats were removed from the home, transported to the animal shelter and treated by a local veterinarian. Officers also located five deceased cats inside and collected their remains.

The investigation continues and charges will be placed if appropriate. Please continue to monitor our Twitter platform, @FairfaxPolice and our blog,, for the latest information regarding this investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.