updated 2/24/2005 10:49:25 AM ET 2005-02-24T15:49:25

The cats have got to go.

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A Pennsylvania family with 32 cats has 30 days to get rid of all but six of them.

A judge has ruled that Salisbury Township officials can enter the home and remove the cats once the deadline passes.

Shirley Billig and her family plan to appeal Judge Alan Black’s order. They’ve been fighting authorities for more than a year to keep the cats.

Black says the family may face repercussions -- including contempt charges -- if they don’t comply with his ruling.

Billig says: “They’re not going to get the cats.”

The family says the cats stay indoors, have regular veterinarian visits and have access to litter boxes -- and only one neighbor has complained in 24 years.

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