This is a distasteful story, but it’s a stark reminder that your pets are, after all, animals. It’s also an extreme case, since he was an animal hoarder, but officials discovered the dead man in his bed and he had been partially eaten by his pets. He is said to have housed around 50 cats and “some” dogs in a home marked by cages and feces.

It is not believed the man was killed by the pets. He was consumed post-mortem. There were also empty cat food bags, which would explain why they started eating their dead owner.