Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Parma animal hoarding

Parma animal hoarding, Hundreds of animals found living in woman's home, police say. Some 33 dogs, six cats, 200 birds and several bunnies were found living in "filth" inside a woman's home in Parma, Ohio, animal-control officers say. The homeowner reportedly refused entry to investigators initially and only let them in when they obtained a search warrant. Now she has until Monday to find homes for many of the animals.

Ohio animal hoarding raid one of largest in nation’s history, It is hard enough to comprehend what prompts some people to hang on to newspapers and scraps of aluminum foil several decades old. But why some hoarders choose to collect living pets truly boggles the mind.


FOX 8 Cleveland reports that hundreds of animals were discovered on Friday, living in deplorable conditions inside a home in the city of Parma, on the outskirts of Cleveland. Animal Control Officer Julie Kocik had visited the house the previous day, responding to a complaint, but had been refused entry by the owner.

Kocik returned Friday with a search warrant, accompanied by representatives from the Building Department, Service Department, and others. Inside the small house they found 33 dogs, six cats, some 200 birds, and several rabbits.

Kocik told reporters, “I’ve been with Parma for seven years, and this, so far, has been the worst. They are all living in filth.” The dogs and puppies are said to have been in the worst condition. The animals were removed immediately and taken to the Parma Animal Shelter, where they are being treated for fleas and other curable skin conditions. They are mostly small breed puppies, Chihuahuas and Dachshunds. In addition there is one adult New Foundland.

The homeowner has until Monday to place the birds with new owners. On that day, officers will return for a follow-up inspection. The woman was cited for numerous humane and sanitation violations.

“I’m hoping they don’t go back to her, and when we do go to court, I’m going to request that she can only have five animals,” Kocik is quoted as saying, adding that the woman “can only go to her house to clean it and for the birds. She said she’d get rid of them tomorrow.”

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