Nine Persian cats, believed by Glendale city officials to be worth thousands of dollars each, sold for a total of only $5,000, not enough to pay for their care since they were seized last July from a filthy home.
The cats, believed to be worth as much as $5,000 each, were sold as a group March 14 to three members of the Cat Fanciers Assn., Humane Society Manager Donna Navarro said this week.
Although the cats are still considered to be worth much more than their sale price, Navarro said, the city opted to sell the cats for less because they were offered good homes.
"We wanted to do what was best for the cats," Navarro said. "So, we're happy."
Officials seized the cats in July from Glendale cat breeder Alexander Paul Alexander and his wife, Georgia, said Assistant City Atty. Scott Howard.