Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Five dead horses, five other horses near-starved discovered on Palmyra farm


At least five dead horses were discovered at a Palmyra farm Friday, and five others near the point of starvation were removed by the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area in a case Humane Society officials say may be a case of "horse hoarding."

"I've never seen anything like it," said HSHA executive director Amy Kaunas of conditions on the Laudermilch Road property of Rebecca L. Roberts.

Roberts, an attorney, did not immediately return messages left for her.

Kaunas said 24 horses remain on the property, and an investigation is ongoing and charges are pending...."  More

Thursday, December 20, 2012

At least 140 cats, most sick and deceased, removed Lake Worth home

By Ana M. Valdes

Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control officers removed at least 140 cats — most of them sick and some deceased — from a woman’s home Wednesday morning, in what investigators are calling one of the largest cases of animal hoarding the county has recently seen.
The cats were removed from Diane Carle’s home in the 1700 block of 12th Avenue South, where officials said they found adult cats and kittens in an “overwhelmingly deplorable situation.” It was the second time officials had visited the home in about a year in response to a complaint of cat hoarding. Carle, 64, will likely face animal cruelty charges, officials said.
Some of the dead were kittens. Most of the cats found alive are so sick they will be euthanized, said Dianne Sauve, director of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control. Fewer than 10 cats in the first group of 40 brought to the shelter Wednesday were saved, she said..."  More


RSPCA inspectors seized 132 animals from a suburban Perth property yesterday.
Inspectors had been told there were a large number of animals living in unhygienic conditions.
All of the animals, including cats, rabbits and birds, are in RSPCA care and many require veterinary attention.
The big influx of animals has forced the RSPCA's Malaga headquarters to temporarily suspend its adoption and retail services.
"This appears to be a sad and unfortunate situation. I want to pay tribute to the work of RSPCA Inspectors," RSPCA CEO David van Ooran said.
"Our Inspectors worked all day and through the night to make sure the 132 animals that were located at the property were safe in RSPCA care.
"Our shelter staff also worked through the night to look after the animals and make them comfortable.
"I would like to thank our supporters for their patience and understanding. RSPCA has been overwhelmed with offers of help from the public and we are extremely grateful..." More

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Over 100 dogs rescued from puppy mill, woman arrested

On December 17, 2012, the Henderson County Sheriff's Office, aided by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Texas, Henderson County Adult Probation and the Henderson County Attorney's Office, executed a search warrant and animal seizure order at 2353 Rose Pointe in the Rose Pointe Addition near Athens.
This action is the result of an ongoing investigation which begin in October 2011. The Sheriff's Office contacted the SPCA of Texas in an effort to support the investigation. Information sharing and joint efforts between the Henderson County Attorney's Office, Adult Probation Office, Sheriff's Office and SPCA Investigators led to Animal Control Deputy John Haverly obtaining a search warrant and animal seizure order.
The warrant was executed at around 9:00 a.m. on Monday. The SPCA played an instrumental role in the execution of the order. They coordinated with the sheriff's office and provided assistance in the way of investigators, animal health care professionals and man power. Investigators seized 106 cruelly treated dogs - 83 live dogs, 22 live puppies and one deceased dog. The bodies of seven deceased dogs were also found on the property.
The dogs were cruelly confined, were not receiving adequate care and were forced to live in their own filth inside a feces-filled, urine-soaked home on the property. Most of the dogs are suffering from eye discharge, flea infestation, long nails, severely matted fur and skin conditions. Approximately 60 of the dogs were confined to crates and some crates included up to seven dogs. The stench of ammonia was so intense that investigators wore personal protective equipment, including breathing apparatuses insides the home. The SPCA of Texas measured the ammonia level in the residence to be 67 parts per million. As a point of reference, any ammonia level over 20 ppm or long term exposure over 12 ppm can cause health problems in humans..."  More

20,000 Rodents and Reptiles Seized During Animal Neglect Investigation

Nearly 20,000 rodents and reptiles have been found at a Southern California breeding facility targeted in an animal neglect investigation.
City inspectors were sent to the 6,100-square-foot Global Captive Breeders facility in Lake Elsinore last week because of cruelty complaints filed by an animal rights group.
City Manager Grant Yates says code enforcement officers found decaying animal carcasses and animals near death in their enclosures.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/TtnSbl) says more than 18,400 rodents and about 600 reptiles, mostly snakes, had been counted by Monday.

The rodents were being raised to feed the reptiles.
The Global Captive Breeders facility telephone is disconnected..."  More

Monday, December 17, 2012

Glenview Couple Charged With Child Endangerment, Animal Hoarding

A Glenview couple is set to appear in Cook County criminal court today (Friday) to answer charges of endangering the life of a child and companion animal hoarding.
Scott Corneliuson, 40, and Jennifer Corneliuson, 43, both of 3317 Lakewood Ct., Glenview, were taken into custody at the Glenview police station and charged Thursday before appearing at a hearing where a judge set bond at $25,000 ($2,500 cash) for each, Glenview police said.
Glenview police and DCFS officials reportedly found 35 dogs in the home as well as urine, feces and damage caused by dogs in an inspection of the Lakewood Court home last week that led to yesterday’s charges being filed, police said.
Court records obtained by the Journal said three children also lived in the home. Media reports say those children were between the ages of 3 and 5. Those children were placed with family members and the dogs are being relocated as part of a DCFS reaction plan.
Glenview and officers and DCFS officials were reportedly responding to a report of neglect.
Court records said dogs living in the house, “defecated and urinated throughout the interior of the home to include the children's beds and clothes” and said the parents were “unable to manage the dog excrement and waste (in the home).”..." More

Monday, December 10, 2012

More than 100 animals seized from two area homes

More than 100 pets have been recovered from just two area homes over the past few days. And Nevada Humane Society workers say they are still trapping even more at the undisclosed locations near Fallon and Silver Springs.

Crews say the owners willingly turned over the animals because they couldn't care for them. The creatures range from cats and dogs to birds and farm animals - many of which were in bad shape. But workers say the animals seem to already be doing better..."  More