Since 2015, neighbours of Nancy Segula have been complaining to officials about the strays. She claims the cats were left behind by an ex-neighbour.
"I'm a cat lover," she told Fox 8 in Cleveland, after learning of her coming term in the Cuyahoga County Jail.
Mrs Segula has been ordered by a judge to begin her sentence on 11 August.
She has been cited by police four times over the past four years, after her neighbours began complaining of the swarm of cats on her property.