Wichita Wichita housing officials say they never received a complaint about a house where 31 cats were found dead.
The owner of the home said the woman renting the home always found an excuse not to let him into the house but there were no obvious signs of trouble.
Police found the cats and two flea-infested dogs Saturday after being asked to check on the tenant, who hadn't been seen for more than a month.
The Wichita Eagle reports the 69-year-old tenant was later found at a friend's house, where she was staying after being hospitalized.
The city has not yet determined whether any charges will be filed.