The SPCA plans to press charges against a suspected hoarder in Monterey County after rescuing 30 dogs from what they call horrific conditions.
The mix of Shih tzus, chihuahuas and rat terriers were found October 19 in a Soledad house officers said was covered in feces, urine, animal hair and spider webs. The dogs had matted fur and were also covered in feces and urine.
Ten puppies and 20 dogs were pulled from the house over the span of two days. This is the fourth case of large-scale hoarding the SPCA of Monterey County has uncovered in the past year, and the fifth since July 2012. They have rescued a total of 190 animals in these cases.
The rescued dogs are receiving veterinary care and will be available for adoption in a few weeks or months.
The SPCA of Monterey County relies solely on public donations. If you would like to help or adopt an animal, visit their website.
Animal hoarding is a sickness that the person believes they’re saving animals by taking in more and more of them when in fact they can never take care of any of them and it unfortunately ends up like this.
I completely agree! It’s so heartbreaking to know how many animals are put down in shelters; we just want to save them all! I personally try to focus my energy on what I can do, like donating to no-kill rescues and charities. Hopefully the people who hoard can get help and direct their energy towards a few things they can do to help instead of trying to do it all.