Friday, May 25, 2012

Dogs seized from hoarder swamp shelter

By: Gabrielle Burkhart

RUIDOSO, N.M. - Dogs seized from a home labeled a hoarding case in Ruidoso Downs have flooded a shelter that's already bursting at the seams.
The Lincoln County Humane Society's Animal Shelter has 100 spaces for dogs and cats, and they're all full.
"As of Monday we were 110 percent full, so when we had 13 more dogs we were in real trouble," explained shelter Eexecutive Director Margaret Lahey told KRQE News 13.
On Monday Animal Control in Ruidoso Downs seized 11 Chihuahuas and two young Rottweilers from the home of a person believed to be a hoarder in Ruidoso Downs. 

All of the dogs ended up at the shelter in Ruidoso.
"They're a little bit scared due to the situation, but they're really friendly, they're really sweet," Katherine Vallo, a member of the kennel staff, said.  "They like to be around people.  They like to be close."
The animal control officer would not reveal specifics of the case due to the ongoing investigation but did say a neighbor brought the situation to their attention. All 13 dogs were living with a person in one mobile home..."  More & video

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