SPCA rescue dogs and cats from Hinckley, CA
Jun 3, 2011
The Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals recently rescued 85 animals from poor living conditions in a Hinckley, CA, home, according to a new report from Cleveland.com.
Stephanie Moore is the Medina County SPCA Executive Director, who said that the rescue effort took an entire day and the name of the property where the animals were held will not be released, until further investigations have been conducted.
"Mostly we found dogs, there were a handful of cats, two horses, four sheep, two pot-bellied pigs and numerous chickens, roosters and waterfowl," Moore told the website. "All the livestock was evaluated by a livestock veterinarian yesterday afternoon."
This kind of behavior is often referred to as animal hoarding, in which people set out to rescue pets but become overwhelmed and cannot handle the number of animals living in their home. The animals then suffer from poor conditions and lack of food.
There are more than 93 million household cats and 77 million dogs in the U.S., according to the Humane Society. Many more are in need of adoption from shelters and rescue centers.