Recent animal-hoarding cases in Florida

Recent hoarding cases in Florida

June: Thirty-ninecats euthanized after being confiscated from filthy home north of Orlando.

June: Nearly 700cats, many ill, removed from sanctuary near High Springs inAlachua County.

April: Twenty-five cats, 5dogs found in woman's apartment near Michigan Street and Fern Creek Avenue inOrange County.

March: Two cats, 184 dogs confiscated from couple in ruralPolk County.

February: Thirty-seven animals, including dogs, cats, pygmy goats, donkeys and an African grey parrot, seized from motor home and van in Dunnellon inMarion County.

June 2010: Owner dies, leaving 45 live cats at Pine Hills home, 56 dead cats in freezer.

April 2010: About 400 dead animals, some in cages next to live animals, some in freezers and feed bags, found with 383 starving snakes, bearded dragons, tortoises, hamsters, rabbits, cats, dogs, birds, cattle, sheep and horses in Reddick inMarion County.

November 2009: About 600 cats, many sick, removed from sanctuary in Hendry County

August 2009: Bodies of elderly couple found in home in Orlando's College Park with 20 birds, 5 cats, several dogs and 4 monkeys.

SOURCE: Sentinel research

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