25 Dogs in Deplorable Hoarding Situation Accidentally Discovered. Then, Justice Was ServedRhona Melsky
Santini said that the situation unfolded after a health inspector was in the area simply performing a routine sidewalk inspection. The inspector was inadvertently alerted to the dog situation by neighbors who at first thought he was there for the dogs.
Conditions in the home as noted by Santini were “deplorable” and included floors filled with debris and garbage bags all over the home, which can be seen in photos and videos.
“If people get caught up with animals and the hoarding starts, please call your local animal shelter or your local health department,” Santini told the Hudson County View. “We’re not there to hurt you or charge you criminally, we want to help you take care of the dog situation.”
On July 10, 2017, the Hudson County View reported in a follow-up article that most of the dogs were transferred for care to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison, NJ to assist in the situation. To find out more or for adoption inquiries, call (973) 377-2296.