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11 cats rescued from VC home after owner died

Julie Hoover-Shaw said she was relieved to see the Nevada Humane Society and a group of volunteers from a national animal rescue organization converge on her quiet Virginia City street Monday morning.

For the last 11 years, her ex-husband, Rick Hoover, lived next door to her. By all accounts, Hoover was a hoarder. But it was more than filth that collected inside the ramshackle home he'd built at the corner of Washington and M streets in Virginia City - he also unintentionally collected cats, said Hoover-Shaw.

"He was kind of a crabby guy," she said as a light rain and …

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