FLEMINGTON - A Flemington woman is being charged with animal cruelty after dozens of cats were removed from her apartment over the weekend.

Toni Ising was forced to leave her apartment at the Hunter Hills complex and 51 cats were removed from the unit.

Animal control officers were called when a neighbor complained about a smell coming from upstairs. Ising says that she was trying to find homes for all of the cats on her own, but became overwhelmed.

The cats are being examined by a veterinarian and will eventually be placed for adoption.