Monday, December 6, 2010

Record Number Of Animals Seized By Animal Rescue League

The Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire has taken in 504 dogs, cats and other small animals this year because of alleged abuse, neglect or hoarding, the organization announced.

The record number of investigations has left the organization's resources stretched thin.

"We'll go into a household and, let's say, we take 10 cats out," said animal cruelty investigator Maureen Prendergast. "Eighty percent of those cats are going to be pregnant, so of those 10 cats we bring into the shelter, they produce, say, 20 more kittens."

The league has seized about 125 more animals than it seized in 2009, Prendergast said. She said that many of the animals require a wide range of medical attention.

"We have a lot of ear infections, upper respiratory infections, and that really drains our medical budget," she said..."More & video

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