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Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by Kat09Tails, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. Kat09Tails

    Kat09Tails *Now with Snark*

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    Yeah... Denis and I were wondering too...
     
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    lizzybeth727 New Member

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    Amazing that 187 dogs could be so well taken care of in one home. But yeah, "hoarding" does imply some sort of neglect situation going on.

    The only thing I can figure they can charge them on is this:

    The article doesn't SAY that the couple didn't have a kennel license, but if they don't then I guess the county was right in seizing the dogs.
     
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    They weren't seized, they were voluntarily surrendered..I don't know. I can't see anything inherently wrong with the whole thing. Another article says the home wasn't that bad.

    Would this not set a precedent for puppy mills?
     
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    They said the owners were facing animal cruelty charges. I can't imagine that having many dogs in good condition constitutes animal cruelty?
     
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    stardogs Behavior Nerd

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    It is possible that the dogs weren't dealing with health issues but still not kept in a humane manner (i.e. clean environment, treated for any external parasites, fresh water, etc.) - it would be more unusual, but a dog could still be relatively healthy yet living in icky conditions, especially if they hadn't been in them for long.
     

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