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Feline Fiasco: Atlanta Man Calls 911 to Report Dirty Cat Litter Box — 'This House Is Stank'

Atlanta Man Uses 911 to Report Neighbor's Foul Cat Litter Box Smell
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A man called 911 in Atlanta to report his neighbor's stinky cat littler box.

May 28 2024, Published 2:02 p.m. ET

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The Atlanta Police Department is reminding the public that 911 is only for emergencies after dispatchers fielded a call about a cat smelling up a boarding house.

The police department shared an audio recording of one call about the "cat-astrophe" recently, though the 911 operator notes that a second caller was also on the line from the same address.

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In the recording, a man can be heard explaining how his neighbor in the boarding house on Asbury Lane in Atlanta keeps a cat in the building, but doesn't clean the litter box, leaving a stench she allegedly tried covering up with incense.

"I'm calling because the cat got the house smelling bad, ma'am," the man says. "She trying to burn incense in here and it's not getting better, it's getting worser, the smell. And it makes me sick to the stomach. I pay rent I live here, ma'am."

"You're saying a cat in the house is making..." the dispatcher begins asking before the man cuts her off.

"Yeah it's a cat that she got living — this is a rooming house, ma-am, this is not her house," the man says.

Meanwhile, a woman was also on the line with 911 at the same address.

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The man goes on to explain that unlike the woman's previous cat, which was allowed to go outside, the current cat is not allowed outside. The previous cat died, and the man said he buried it for her, but she had a new cat the very next day.

"She is not changing that cat pan and stuff in here like she should and this house is stank, ma'am," the man says.

The 911 operator advises the man that police are on their way and he can take the issue up with them.

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"While we appreciate the trust you place in our services, we kindly remind everyone that 911 is reserved for emergencies of a serious nature," police wrote alongside the recording on Facebook.

"Let's maintain our sense of humor while keeping our priorities straight. Non-urgent matters are best resolved through friendly discussions, not emergency lines," police said. "Thank you for your cooperation, Atlanta! Stay safe, stay vigilant, and may your days be filled with laughter."

TMX contributed to this report.

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