Monday, February 14, 2011

Man Charged in Chihuahua Hoarding

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - A Hixson man will face charges after officers found nearly 20 dogs in his home.

Neighbors reported Winston Andrew Odell to police because of excessive barking coming from his home.

Officer showed up with an eviction notice Monday and discovered 19 Chihuahuas in the home.

McKamey officials were called to remove the dogs from the home.

Karen Walsh, Director of McKamey Animal Center, told Eyewitness News there was no power to Odell's trailer home. A kerosene heater was running, making the home 101 degrees inside.

Walsh says the heat was a factor in charging Odell with neglect.

The dogs had not been vacinated and were not registered with the city. Walsh says Odell does not have a breeders permit either..." More

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