Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Animal Hoarding, More Common than You Might Think

by Monica Evans

More than 50 animals have been removed from what animal advocates call three different hoarding homes. Wayside Waifs recently rescued animals from two of the homes in Missouri.

Many of the dogs were found to have various medical conditions like skin and ear infections, including one dog that had to have its eye removed. The veterinarian said nine-year-old Rosa's eye was so severely infected they had no choice but to remove it.

Rosa and 21 other dogs were taken from a home in Stover, Mo., by the ASPCA, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Kyle Held, with the ASPCA said 11 other dogs, including four puppies, were found on the property in shallow graves all shot in the head.

"At the point when it becomes a hoarder those people no longer see the problems with the animals," said Held. "They no longer see that they have dead animals on the property. They no longer see that there are medical problems that they need to address. They no longer know how many dogs they got."..."

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