Saturday, September 5, 2009

Several summer animal hoarding cases leaves Dearborn Shelter full

by Jonathan Oosting

It's been a busy summer for the Dearborn Animal Shelter, which has been on the receiving end of several animal rescues:

1. In the first hoarding incident of the summer, a local resident was living with 45 cats that ended up in the animal shelter

2. Kenneth Lang Jr. hoarded 110 living chihuahuas (along with more than 100 dead dogs) in his home. After a neighbor called animal control in July over a separate incident, the dogs ended up in the shelter.

3. Police and animal control last week removed 25 living cats, one living dog, several dead cats and a dead dog from a filthy home. The owner signed over custody of the living animals to the shelter.

Even before the busy summer, the shelter was overcrowded with about 300 cats and dogs, officials told the Detroit News. That number has now climbed to more than 400...More