25 Dogs in Deplorable Hoarding Situation Accidentally Discovered. Then, Justice Was ServedRhona Melsky
More than 25 poodles that were living in horrific, unsanitary conditions in what appeared to be a massive hoarding situation were rescued from a home in West New York, NJ, according to a Hudson County View article from July 6, 2017.
The dogs were originally taken to Summit Animal Clinic in Union City, NJ, for medical care. The neglected dogs “appeared to have not been groomed for several months at best, but still generally seemed to be in good spirits,” the article said.
Accordingly, people living the home included three family members who will be charged with 27 counts of animal cruelty in the situation. One family member was identified as a state Child Protection and Permanency employee. The dogs seemed to be in “good spirits” and each received veterinary care and a full report.
“The animals were [found] in a two-family house, it was on the second floor and third floor and the animals were in dire conditions,” Geoff Santini, West New York Animal Cruelty Investigator, told the Hudson County View. Santini also is in charge of the New Jersey Humane Society. “Actually, the building inspector came out and condemned the house after we left.”