Saturday, August 29, 2009

Shocking Animal Neglect in Local Home

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The front yard of 7915 Sea Breeze Drive in Orchard Beach was cluttered and overgrown, but the smell was even worse. “The smell was horrendous. I couldn't even have my windows open,” one neighbor said.

That's because animal control officers said 21 malnourished dogs lived with a family of 4 inside the home that was full of little and dog feces. “The sound of the dogs howling the smell and I've been complaining, complaining and nothing was done,” said Krysta Dear.

But she called Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold's office and they responded immediately Friday just before 11:30am. “Clearly this is a deplorable situation and residents in the area should not have to tolerate this,” said County Executive Leopold.

Debbie Wehberg has lived in the neighborhood more than 40 years and said the family has always had problems with animal hoarding. “At one time we had gotten traps and trapped the cats and there were like 70 something cats they had trapped between a couple of the neighbors so it's been like this for as long as I can remember.".."
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