40 dead cats found frozen in Queens storage unit won at auction

LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens (WPIX) - The winner of an auctioned storage facility made a grisly surprise when he came across the frozen bodies of cats inside his new prize Monday afternoon.

The NYPD said they were called at about 5:26 p.m. at American Self Storage in Long Island City after a man said he found multiple dead cats inside a unit he had won in a bid.

Officers responded to location and discovered at least 40 frozen corpses of cats inside, according to police.

Police said the unit belonged to a woman who recently stopped paying rent on it. She has not been taken into custody at this time.

NYPD Animal Cruelty Investigation Squad and ASPCA are investigating.

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