ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A dangerous home with a history of making meth and hoarding cats is being torn down in Albuquerque South Valley.
The Bernalillo County Health Department and Animal Control first inspected the home, located on the 2100 block of Metzger, a year ago after receiving a complaint about too many animals being located on the property.
Officials found piles of trash, feces and more than a dozen cats. But that was just the start of it, upon further investigation the strong smell of chemicals led inspectors to the making of a meth lab.
County officials say they had no other choice but to tear the problem house down, and that's exactly what they did.
After coming to an agreement with the property owner, bulldozers came out the home Tuesday to take it down.
Nearby residents say they're happy to see the house come down. Demolition crews dug straight into the roof Tuesday and will continue through Wednesday to finish taking the house down.
One person was arrested at the house back in March of 2011, on meth and animal cruelty charges.
Investigators say he was operating two meth labs.
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