AUBURN, Wash. -- More than 70 cats living in a small camper in Auburn were seized Thursday evening by animal authorities.
King County Animal Control services counted 74 cats and one dog inside Jerry Reynolds' camper on the back of his small pick-up truck.
The camper was called into police after a neighbor reported it parked near a medical center.
Reynolds, who said he is a breeder from Moses Lake, said he has been living in the camper for the last five weeks, wanting to be closer to his girlfriend who is in the hospital.
Reynolds said he had no other choice but to take the cats with him in the camper.
"It was better than letting them go," he said.
Reynolds knew the name of almost every cat he handed to animal control authorities.
Each cat was removed placed in carriers to be examined by veterinarians. When carriers ran out, some cats had to go two in one carrier.
It is unknown when or if the cats may be allowed up for adoption.
For information on adopting a pet from King County Regional Animal Services visit their website.
KING 5 Photojournalist Ryan Coe contributed to this report.