LAS VEGAS -- Two women are in the same situation, but dealing with very different consequences. Both women were caught hoarding more than 100 cats. In both cases, most of the cats were so sick they had to be put down.
While one woman is facing criminal charges, the other got a house cleaning and is being put up in temporary housing. The difference between the two women has to do with where they live.
In both cases, neighbors and animal control describe the homes as a health hazard, with no air conditioning and limited water and food for the pets. Yet, when it comes time to file charges of cruelty, one has yet to see a judge.
In the middle of summer, it was well above 100 degrees inside the North Las Vegas home of Nathalie Back at 824 Harp Way.