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Case ID: 19902
Classification: Hoarding
Animal: cat, dog (pit-bull)
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Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013

County: Suffolk

Disposition: Alleged

Abuser names unreleased

At least 150 animals have been removed from a home in Medford.

The Suffolk SPCA and Town of Brookhaven officials were at the Lincoln Road home today. Officials say the home has been condemned due to filthy conditions inside.

Officials tell News 12 that dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, reptiles, chinchillas and ferrets were found inside the residence. Town officials and the SPCA called it the worst case of animal hoarding they have seen in years.

According to officials, the animals were discovered after an anonymous complaint.

The SPCA says the elderly woman living inside the home started out trying to rescue the animals. Officials say the woman violated town code by having more than 10 animals inside.

The town says the animals will be cared for at the Brookhaven Animal Shelter, and rescue groups will work to find them new homes.

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