May 12, 2010: Two people get probation for dog hoarding
Feb 14, 2011: Mother, Daughter Charged in Midina Co. Hoarding Case
A woman and her daughter have been charged in one of the worst cases of animal hoarding ever recorded in Northeast Ohio, after 113 dogs were removed from their home.
Glenda Curtis, 54, and her daughter, Danielle Tschappat, 27, are each charged with 20 counts of cruelty to a companion animal.
Each count carries the maximum punishment of 90 days in jail and a $750 fine.
If convicted, the women could face a year and a half in jail, Fox 8 News reporter Lorrie Taylor reports..." More & video
Feb 13, 2011: Seized: More than 100 dogs removed from animal hoarder's home
MEDINA COUNTY, OHIO - The Medina County SPCA shelter is busting at the seams with more dogs than they can handle after rescuing more than 100 dogs Friday.
The raid happened at residence at Chippewa Lake.
Stephanie Moore with the Medina County SPCA tells 19 Action News "we had an anonymous tip that there was a bad smell coming from a home and the sound of a lot of dogs barking."
Most of the animals seized are terrier mixes in decent health but, need grooming and medical attention because of neglect and disgusting conditions. Moore described the home as "deplorable…it was classic animal hoarding."
Neighbors in Chippewa Lake are speaking out about the horrific seizure. "I feel sick that I didn't know this was going on " says Heather Adams.
Hundreds of dogs were removed from the home, but the number is still growing as several pregnant dogs have just gave birth to their litters at the shelter. Another litter is expected any day.
Ann KuKay of Medina described the home like "it was like a puppy mill…it's really shocking that anybody thought they could take care of that many animals. I'm sure it just got out of hand, and she might be a well intentioned person but this is really over the top."..." More & video