Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Woman Facing Charges For Hoarding Over 60 Animals

by Shawndrea Thomas

On Monday morning Edwardsville police served a search warrant at 73 birdie court after a series of at least 10 complaints and code violations since 2009. City officials say there were problems with un-kept grass and weeds.
One of the most recent was a stench coming out of the house.  When police entered the home they discovered at least 60 animals inside, 57 cats and 3 dogs living in unsanitary conditions.
A woman and her 18-year-old daughter lived in the house. Metro East Human Society Executive Director Kathy Turner says this case was shocking.
“Obviously there’s some mental illness issues going on they think they’re doing them a favor they are not we know that,” said Turner.
The Metro East Humane Society took in the animals. Now they’re being treated and nursed back to health. Unfortunately, one of the dogs and a cat died in the process. The Edwardsville city building inspector says the house on Birdie Court is unsafe..."  More

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