By: Renee Passal
We've all seen the gut-wrenching images of rescued cats and dogs, taken from the homes of animal hoarders. Often they're in poor health, and need care before they can be adopted. Some can't be adopted at all, and are euthanized.
There have been some major cases in the Northland.
In January of 2010, the Star of the North Humane Society rescued about two dozen small dogs from a barn in Jacobson.
In the spring of 2010, about 100 cats were recovered from two properties in Two Harbors.
Then, in the fall of 2010, about 60 cats were found in two separate hoarding cases in Hibbing.
Duluth's animal control officer Carrie Lane has seen it all. She explained to us that if she had to guess, there are between 20-30 homes right now in Duluth, that have too many animals. Legally, you can have up to three dogs and three cats, without needing a permit...." More & video