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Case ID: 18404
Classification: Hoarding
Animal: cat, dog (non pit-bull)
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Monday, Aug 1, 2011

County: Josephine

Disposition: Alleged

Alleged: Name Undisclosed

Thirteen animals were rescued from a home in Sunny Valley.

All of the animals were in extremely bad physical conditions, living amongst other dead animals.

45 dogs have been confiscated from this property in the last year and now Josephine County Animal Control says this third incident leaves them seeking for a higher penalty for this owner than they can enforce. Josephine County Animal Control along with the help of the Rogue Valley Humane Society and the Josephine County Sheriffs Department rescued seven dogs and six cats.

All of the dogs have been tested positive for heart-worm. The testing alone is $60 per test and treatment runs up to $900 per dog. It's costly rescues like this one that officials say are becoming all too common.

A few more cats are still at the property that were not friendly enough to catch. Animal control officials are expected to return and lay traps to catch them.

Animal Control officials say the case will now move to the District Attorney's office. They are perusing charges of neglect and cruelty in the first degree - a sentence that could lead to a minimum of ten years in jail.


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