Saturday, March 5, 2011

Humane Society Investigating Animal Hoarding

The Sebastian County Humane Society said it is investigating two cases of animal hoarding.

The first case took place at a home in Mountainburg, the society said. JoAnn Barton, the humane society director, said the elderly couple who occupy the home were keeping more than 20 dogs and 20 cats on the property. The group entered the home on Friday afternoon to retrieve the animals, Barton said.

The society was also working with the Fort Smith Police Department to get a search warrant for a home on Bluff Avenue. Barton said neighbors called animal control about the noises and smells coming from the home..." More

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