Officials in Harford County said they are investigating a possible case of animal hoarding at a Forest Hill home after more than 30 dead animals were discovered.
The Harford County Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits Division of Animal Control and Division of Housing Services said they were notified of a number of dead animals at a home after a fire Monday evening.
Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company firefighters were called to a home at 2447 Rocks Rd. shortly after 11 p.m. for a fire. Fire crews found dead cats and other animals in the home and called animal officials to help with removal.
Animal Control officers and Department of Natural Resources officials said more than 30 dead animals and reptiles were taken from the one-story modular home. Among the dead animals was a fox, which was found in a refrigerator.
Also, at least a dozen cats that died as a result of the fire were buried on the property early Tuesday before county officials arrived.
Officials said six cats, two dogs, nine raccoons and three turtles, which were found alive on the property, were also taken..." More