CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal judge has refused to prevent the Cleveland Animal Protective League from adopting out or euthanizing dozens of cats seized from an Ohio man’s house earlier this month.

U.S. District Judge Solomon Oliver Jr. wrote Friday that Dennis Glendenning did not convince him that Glendenning would suffer irreparable harm if the APL adopted out or euthanized the cats. Cleveland.com reports the man had claimed the APL violated his constitutional rights by seizing the cats.

Oliver noted Glendenning was home during the seizure of the cats. The APL says it seized more than 130 living cats and 22 dead ones from his home, where he says he rescues and socializes feral cats.

Glendenning has not yet been criminally charged, but prosecutor Jeff Holland says he will face charges soon.

Information from: cleveland.com, http://www.cleveland.com