Friday, October 7, 2011

Sheriff: 'Animal hoarding' probe turns up 100 dogs in crates

Officers investigating a tip about animal hoarding Thursday found 100 dogs packed into crates at two homes - some of them in such pathetic condition that they had to be euthanized.

King County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. John Urquhart said an investigation into the animal hoarding began after detectives received a tip from Pasado's Safe Haven, an animal rescue group.

Thirty-eight of the dogs were found at a residence in Burien, and another 62 were discovered shortly afterward at a home in Issaquah.

Officers served a search warrant at about 6:15 p.m. Thursday at a home in the 1300 block of SW 120th St. in Burien, where they found 38 Chihuahua, Pomeranian and Chin dogs.

Urquhart said all of the dogs were in poor health and kept in extremely filthy dog crates. Fourteen were immediately taken to a veterinarian’s office and nine were euthanized..."  

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