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  • Five dead horses, five other horses near-starved discovered on Palmyra farm

    from Animal Hoarding News & Info

    Tuesday January 1st, 2013 at 07:03 PM

    ByDONALD GILLILAND At least five dead horses were discovered at a Palmyra farm Friday, and five others near the point of starvation were removed by theHumane Society of Harrisburg Areain a case Humane Society officials say may be a case of "horse hoarding." "I've never seen anything like it," said HSHA executive director Amy Kaunas of conditions on the Laudermilch Road property of Rebecca L. Roberts. Roberts, an attorney, did not immediately return messages left for her. Kaunas said 24...
  • Video: Animal hoarding a growing problem

    from Animal Hoarding News & Info

    Wednesday November 7th, 2012 at 08:31 PM

    The RSPCA tells 4BC the welfare of animals "suffers hugely" because of animal hoarding, which can see people living among "hundreds of dogs" in a house...Video
  • Hoarding is risk to humans, pets

    from Animal Hoarding News & Info

    Wednesday November 7th, 2012 at 08:23 PM

    Dear Dr. Thompson:Can you help me with a serious problem? I am witness to a family member who is a hoarder of animals. There are so many and some that are old with incontinence problems, that the home is littered with feces and smelling strongly of urine. This home obviously needs to be cleaned. But its owners need to know how to prevent the problem from recurring. Can you give me some direction as to organizing this home so that the pets can remain there, but the mess doesnt repeat?...
  • Cat ‘hoarder’ sent for mental evaluation

    from Animal Hoarding News & Info

    Wednesday November 7th, 2012 at 08:17 PM

    Square_140_dt.common.streams.streamserver.cls By Dave Gathman Further criminal court action against alleged animal hoarder William Tinkler has been delayed until his mental state can be tested. As Tinkler went before Kane County Judge Kathryn Karayannis on Friday, defense lawyer Michael Reidy made a motion that he be tested for mental and physical fitness to stand trial. Karayannis ordered him to be evaluated by the Kane County Fitness Center and set a new hearing for 9 a.m. Jan. 10 in Elgin Branch Court. At that time, she said, she...
  • 39 animals seized from West Greenwich home

    from Animal Hoarding News & Info

    Thursday October 25th, 2012 at 03:35 AM

    Authorities have seized more than three dozen animals without food and water from a West Greenwich home, including 18 rabbits, seven ducks, four cats, two geese, two doves, two pigeons and two chinchillas. The Providence Journal reports police discovered the animals on Sunday after someone reported two domestic rabbits hopping around the front yard. A police officer found several rabbits in cages on the porch with no food or water, and, through the window, spotted another rabbit in a cage...
  • Duluth: More than 60 cats seized from home

    from Animal Hoarding News & Info

    Thursday October 25th, 2012 at 03:26 AM

    Duluth animal-control workers are dealing with an animal-hoarding case involving more than 60 cats and kittens found in a Central Hillside home. "We are still working on the details of it," Duluth Police Department's lead animal-control worker Carrie Lane said. "We have gotten 63 cats out of the house." The felines are being cared for and examined at the city's animal-control shelter while the Animal Allies Humane Society scrambles to make room for them at its shelters in Duluth and...
  • Aurora Man Hoarded Hundreds Of Birds

    from Animal Hoarding News & Info

    Tuesday October 23rd, 2012 at 03:19 AM

    ByAmy Cavanaugh We've heard about plenty of cases ofcatanddoghoarding, but the latest animal hoarding story makes us even more squeamishan Aurora man's home has been condemned after it was found withhundreds of birds. A paint contractor spotted the birds on Wednesday and called the authorities, who searched the home on Friday. Some of the birds were dead and there's a ton of trash everywhere. Rescuing the birds is on hold because no one is allowed into the house until the results of an air...
  • KC Motel Investigation: Feces, Fleas and Drugs

    from Animal Hoarding News & Info

    Friday October 19th, 2012 at 02:42 AM

    Police arrested six people Wednesday morning when they were called out to 43rd and North Prospect in Kansas City, Mo., to investigate illegal drug use and animal hoarding at a motel. Police say they have received about one hundred complaints this year alone about activity at the Extended Stay Inn, according to Police Sergeant Marissa Barnes with the Kansas City, Mo. Police Department. When they arrived at the motel on Wednesday, they found dozens of cats and dogs and say many of the rooms...