Thursday, September 16, 2010

171 animals seized from S. Arizona home

By Saman Golestan

Pinal County Animal Care and Control officers seized 152 cats and 19 dogs from a Hidden Valley home on Monday afternoon.

Seven Animal Care Officers arrived at the home to remove the animals, which took about eight hours according to the Pinal County press release.

“There were layers of feces on the floor throughout the trailer,” said Animal Care and Control Director Ruth Stalter. “It was shocking. This is the largest rescue from hoarding-type conditions in the history of Animal Care and Control.”

This is reportedly the second time Animal Care and Control had to remove animals from this Hidden Valley home.

The first was in 2004 when 98 animals were removed, according to the release.

The animals that were removed on Monday will go through veterinary check-ups and will be adopted out.

Valley residents interested in adopting animals can call the Citizen Contact Center at (520) 509-3555 or visit the shelter at 1150 S Eleven Mile Corner Road near the Pinal County Fairgrounds..." More

Photo: Copyright 2010 Scripps Media, Inc.

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