Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Dozens of hoarded dogs rescued from home

"...In a home tucked away in the hills of San Miguel County, animal protection officials say they found a home with at least 75 dogs living under one roof. The say excrement was piled three to four feet high and some deceased dogs were being cannibalized by other ones. "We found several skeletons and the remains of many animals," said Heather Ferguson of the Attorney General's Animal Cruelty Task Force.

Animal protection officials have no idea how long the hoarding was going on. It was reported over the weekend when the homeowner was taken to the hospital, leaving the animals alone.
Ferguson says the owner left the bathtub faucet running -- and there were other signs of hoarding.

"This individual had bags and bags of cigarette butts piled around his house, newspapers, and boxes. It's a psychological disorder that requires treatment," she said..." More & video

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