Sunday, August 12, 2012

Over 100 animals rescued from deplorable Florida hoarding home

By Amy Rossi

"Operation Fido" is what rescue groups are calling one of the worsthoarding cases they've ever seen.
Ileana Arnais and Rubin Dario Arrojo were charged with 34 felony counts of animal cruelty - one for each dog removed from their 2-bedroom townhouse on West 26th Avenue Thursday.
They were each held today at the Miami-Dade County Jail on $85,000 bond.
When rescue crews returned to the home, where the couple lives with their 26-year-old son, 40 more dogs were found inside (some that weighed only three pounds), so more charges are pending.
In just 1,100 square feet of space, along with the dogs, rescuers also found cats, turtles, birds, fish, chickens, a hedgehog, a goat, and a pig.
Feces were matted on the animals' fur, and on the couple's bed where 20 dogs slept, because the animals never left the house..."  More

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