Friday, November 26, 2010

Springfield's APL teams up with Animal Planet to help hoarded pets

By Rhys Saunders

The Animal Planet television channel has teamed up with a local no-kill shelter to help find homes for pet victims of hoarding.

Springfield’s Animal Protective League took in eight dogs and five geese after being contacted Monday by the producers of the Animal Planet show, “Confessions: Animal Hoarding.” An episode featuring the case will be aired in early 2011.

The series explores stories of people who own more pets than they can care for.

The animals were mostly healthy with only minor medical issues, according to Deana Corbin, interim executive director of APL.

“As far as hoarding cases go, the animals in this case were taken care of pretty well,” she said this afternoon. “A couple of them had some skin issues, and one had a hurt paw. One is heart-worm positive, but their overall health is good.”.." More

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