By Sandra Rose  | 

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A cat lover was eaten by her 20 pet cats after she collapsed at home last month, The Sun UK reports. The woman was not discovered until two weeks after she died.

A co-worker called police to conduct a welfare check after she failed to show up for work, The NY Post reported.

The woman was a cat breeder who kept the 20 pedigree Maine Coon cats in her home. Maine Coon cats are an extremely popular pedigree cat breed that originated in the US state of Maine, according to The Post.

Police were alerted by a concerned co-worker when she could not contact her boss.

Police forced their way into the home and discovered the woman's decomposing body surrounded by the hungry cats.

"The cats were left alone on their own for two weeks, there was no food, so what else to eat?" said one animal rescue expert who cared for some of the cats.

"It's understandable right? They ate what there was," said the animal expert.

Some of the cats that didn't dine on their owner showed signs of advanced starvation and required intravenous fluids at an animal hospital.

The healthiest cats have been rehomed to new owners for just $35 each.

It is unknown if the new owners aware of their cat's newly acquired taste for human flesh.

Studies have shown that cats and dogs will eat their deceased owners if there is nothing else to eat.

Question: Would you buy or adopt a cat that ate its previous owner?