SPCA Rescues 30 Dogs from Hoarder

The SPCA plans to press charges against a suspected hoarder in Monterey County after rescuing 30 dogs from what they call horrific conditions.

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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.

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An SPCA Humane Officer carries a dog out of a suspected hoarder’s house. Thirty dogs were rescued over two days.

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.