In Animal News, Help the Animals on February 24, 2009 at 4:13 pm
Shelters and rescues in southern Kentucky are struggling to deal with an onslaught of over 200 dogs seized from a hoarding situation at Clean Slate Animal Rescue in rural Adair County. When the dogs were seized last week they were considered subjects of a criminal case and other shelters couldn’t touch them. The Green River shelter took them in and is now allowed to release them to other shelters and rescues that can help.
The man who ran the raided rescue faces 295 misdemeanor charges of second-degree cruelty to animals. Authorities believe it is one of the largest cases the area has had.
If you would like to help the shelters and dogs, you can donate to the United Rescues of Kentucky here or visit their website.
In Animal News on August 15, 2008 at 4:46 pm
A woman who has 150 cats at her home in Florida has been allowed to keep the animals after complaints from her neighbors and county citations, according Orlando news reports. A judge ruled in favor of the woman because there are no laws limiting the number of cats a person can keep. Interestingly enough, Dr. Phil is involved in this one. He interviewed her for a show on animal hoarding and, according to Local 6, agreed to pay for her lawyer. Kathy Grant, a school teacher in the area, was first cited for having more than four animals on her property two years ago. At that time, her request to have her home declared an animal sanctuary was denied.
What do you think? Does this sound like animal hoarding? If all the animals are healthy and happy, should people leave her alone? What if you were her neighbor?