Metcalf, 58, now faces 32 new municipal charges for keeping too many animals in her home (Kansas Citians can have four cats or dogs), abuse and living in an unsafe structure.
Police said the healthiest of the new group of cats will be put up for adoption. The KC Pet Project is handling the animals. Metcalf's house was previously declared unsafe for habitation. FOX 4 reports that cat feces and trash were found throughout her home, and a bag of dead mice was removed from her freezer.
Metcalf has now been charged four times for animal hoarding, and it sounds like her neighbors are at a loss. "I just don't know how anyone lives like that," neighbor Marzella Blackmon told FOX 4.
The TV station reports that Metcalf is being held on $500 bond.